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Tampa Bay Times CFO arrested for DUI

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Jana Linn Jones, chief financial officer of Times Publishing Co. and treasurer of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, was arrested last week for driving under the influence.

Times Publishing is the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times.

On Friday, Sept. 18, a 2014 Lexus driven by Jones struck the back of another car on 49th Street N near Ulmerton Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff arrest report.

As reported in the Times, Jones had the smell of alcohol on her breath and refused a breath test. She also failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where she was later released on $500 bail.

Jones, 55, has been with the Times since 2004, after two decades in the banking and newspaper industries. She became vice president and a member of the Times’ Board of Directors in 2007.

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