UFC champion Jon Jones Arrested For Aggravated DWI, Negligent Use of Firearm

Ruben Hill
March 27, 2020

The UFC issued a statement saying it was aware of the situation and has been "in contact with Jones' management team and is now gathering additional information".

Cops then found a gun behind the passenger seat and charged him with negligent use of a firearm and driving while intoxicated. Upon questioning, Jones admitted he had been driving, while officers took note of his potential intoxication.

According to New Mexico state law, aggravated DWI occurs when a subject tests for a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent or higher on a breathalyzer exam, which is twice above the legal limit. "His next scheduled hearing is a bond arraignment hearing set for April 8". According to an Albuquerque Police Department arrest warrant, Jones went through a red light and crashed into another vehicle driven by a pregnant woman, who broke her arm.

Officers initially responded to gunshots, per the report, which Jones, 32, said he knew nothing about.

Jon denied firing a gun - but officers say he appeared intoxicated (bloodshot, watery eyes and reeked of booze) and conducted a field sobriety test, which he allegedly bombed.

In 2012, he was charged with misdemeanor DWI after crashing into a pole in NY.

The American was also found guilty of a hit-and-run in 2015.

Jones is no stranger to run-ins with law enforcement. It has been in contact with Jones' management team and "is now gathering additional information", it said. Jones was released and is expected back in court on April 9.

Most recently, Jones was charged with battery for an alleged incident involving a waitress at a nightclub in Albuquerque.

His latest arrest came after that period had ended. This is Jon Jones' second DWI.

Unfortunately, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is in hot water once more, as he has now been arrested on multiple charges.

Two failed drug tests, both of which were ruled to not be the result of intentional ingestion, have also tainted Bones' legacy in the sport.

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