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Infowars founder Alex Jones arrested, charged with DWI in Travis County

The 46-year-old was booked at the Travis County Jail just after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin resident and Infowars founder Alex Jones was charged with driving while intoxicated and taken to the Travis County Jail on Tuesday, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office told KVUE.

The 46-year-old was booked at the jail just after 12:30 a.m., the sheriff's office said. His charge is a class B misdemeanor.

Jones’s bail was set at $3,000 and he was released on bond around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

Jones is known for his role at Infowars, which has come under fire for pushing disinformation.

RELATED: Judge Orders Alex Jones, Infowars to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook legal fees

Several parents have taken Jones to court for saying the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook, in which 26 were killed, was a “hoax.” Jones has since acknowledged in sworn testimony that the shooting occurred.

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