Jim Jones has been released from police custody after being arrested October 2. The rapper was stopped for speeding on a New York highway and when police officers approached Jones‘ Chevrolet Impala, the rapper-mogul reportedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to TMZ.com’s report at the time.
Yesterday (October 6), TMZ posted a video of Jones leaving police custody. In the clip, TMZ asked Jones why he declined the breathalyzer at the time of his arrest last week.
“I can’t talk about it,” Jones says. “You gotta ask the government. Oh, they shut down.”
Jones then laughs and continues walking down the street.
Much of the United States government shut down last week after Congress and the President were unable to agree on a funding bill by the September 30 deadline. The last time the government had a shutdown was 1995. That shutdown lasted 21 days and carried into 1996.
As for Jones, he said to TMZ that he would not discuss his case.
“I can’t talk about it,” he says in the video. “But you heard it. You seen it and I’m out. I’m a free man. It feel good.”
Jones’ arrest earlier this month follows his February arrest near his New Jersey home. He was reportedly charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction involving two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
In February 2012, Jones was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The rapper was also arrested in the same month due his involvement in a Las Vegas, Nevada brawl. Jones was accused of assaulting an officer in that incident. He was ordered to pay a fine and the case was closed in October 2012.