ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A serial drunk driver is going back to prison by choice. Tuesday, he pled guilty to his latest charges with hopes that in the time he’s locked up, he can stay sober.

Arnold Jones, a man with a history of DWI who led police on a chase in Albuquerque, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Jones is accused of running through four red lights during the chase last November.


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When officers eventually stopped Jones, dash camera video shows him lunge out of his truck at an officer. Another officer tased jones before taking him into custody.

Tuesday, Jones agreed to a deal. Under the deal, Jones admitted to aggravated fleeing and six prior DWIs. The state dropped two other felony charges and agreed to a three-year sentence. Under the deal, Jones must serve all three years.

Stan Whitaker signed off on it with some advice. “Mr. Jones, you have a lot of life ahead of you, and this is not the way to do it. You are going to cut it short if you continue this way. I hope what has happened with all of this has been a game changer for you and move forward in a more positive direction,” said Whitaker.