Jon Jones arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of firearm
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested early Thursday morning by Albuquerque Police for aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm.
Jones was arrested at 1:01 a.m. after police responded to reports of gunshots and found Jones in the driver’s seat of his 2019 Jeep with the engine running and the vehicle in park. Jones denied firing a gun but appeared intoxicated to officers. The 32-year-old failed a field sobriety test. Later, Jones took two breathalyzers and registered above the legal limit both times.
During a search of the vehicle, police found a black handgun under the driver’s seat and a bottle of Recuerdo behind the passenger seat. He was arrested and booked for aggravated driving while intoxicated, negligent use of a deadly weapon and possession of an open container.
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Back in 2012, Jones was charged with DUI after crashing his Bentley into a pole in Binghamton, N. Y. He plead guilty, paid a fine and lost his driver’s license for six months. In 2015, Jones was arrested in Albuquerque after being involved in a hit-and-run accident and fleeing the scene. He plead guilty to leaving the scene and was sentenced to 18 months supervised probation.