'For Love Or Money' finalist Paige Jones has multiple DWI past
By Reality TV World staff, 06/20/2003
It's now apparently clear why Paige Jones, the 21 year old doe-eyed gold digger from NBC's "For Love or Money," was so comfortable with the drunken antics of series bachelor Rob Campos -- because its something they share in common.
The Smoking Gun has discovered that the Texas woman was arrested in February 2001 for driving while intoxicated. After blowing through a toll booth on the Dallas North Tollway, Jones-- who was driving a Honda with a flat tire at the time -- was pursued by a Texas state trooper. According to records, Jones's vehicle was seen weaving across the road and she would not pull over when the officer activated the cruiser's lights and siren. Only when the trooper pulled alongside her car did Jones finally stop. "I didn't see you," she told the arresting officer when asked why she did not stop. The trooper noted that a bleary-eyed Jones smelled of booze and that her speech was slurred. Asked if she had been drinking, Jones answered candidly: "A whole lot." After staggering out of the Honda, she failed a series of field sobriety tests and later refused to undergo blood and Breathalyzer tests. Cops found a fake ID in her purse, which Jones, then 19, admitted using to "buy drinks at several bars."
In May 2001, Jones was arrested a second time, this time in Richardson, Texas for driving under the influence. She was also picked up for outstanding charges involving driving a vehicle with insufficient insurance and an expired inspection certificate. In July 2001, Jones was busted for the third time in five months. Cops in Ellis County, Texas nabbed her on a misdemeanor charge of driving while her license was suspended.
Jones pleaded to the misdemeanor DWI charge in October 2001 and was sentenced to 90 days (suspended) in jail and two years probation. Her driver's license was also suspended for a year and she was ordered to attend a DWI education program, submit to an alcohol abuse evaluation, directed to perform 80 hours of community service and fined $400. In February 2002, she pleaded to the driving with a suspended license charge and was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $500. For the May 2001 DUI arrest, Jones was sentenced to a so-called deferred adjudication, which means that a charge gets dropped if the defendant stays out of further trouble for a prescribed period of time. However, since Jones did not complete the deferral program's requirements, the misdemeanor conviction remains on her record.