Jon Jones arrested again
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again.
KOAT in Albuquerque, N.M. was first to report the news that Jones was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, negligent use of a firearm and possession of an open counter.
MMA Fighting obtained arrest records which say Jones was picked up just past 1 a.m. local time and based on booking information, he’s been released from custody.
According to the criminal complaint, which was reported by KOAT, officers responded to gunshots and they found Jones in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. He claimed he didn’t know anything about the gunshots fired.
Officers noticed that Jones seemed intoxicated and Jones admitted to the police that he had been driving earlier that night and that he was intending to drive again.
Jones submitted to sobriety tests and performed poorly on all of them. Following the sobriety tests, Jones took a breathalyzer test in which the results returned at or above twice the legal limit.
Jones was arrested and following the arrest a black handgun was found underneath the driver’s seat along with a bottle of Recuerdo behind the passenger’s seat.
“As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will test the firearm and bullet casing to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes,” Gilbert Gallegos, communications director for the Albuquerque Police said in a statement sent to MMA Fighting. “Reducing gun violence in Albuquerque is our top priority.”
Jones has been subject to several incidents involving vehicular offenses.
In 2012, Jones was arrested for driving under the influence in Binghamton, N.Y. after he crashed his Continental GT into a pole. He pled guilty to DUI charges, paid a fine and had his driver’s license suspended for six months.
Three years later in 2015, Jones was arrested again after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque. During this incident, Jones ran through a red light and crashed into two different vehicles. Jones would leave the seen of the accident and later turn himself into police following a warrant being issued for his arrest.
The hit-and-run arrest resulted in Jones pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and he was sentence to 18 months of supervised probation. The UFC stripped Jones of light heavyweight championship following the hit-and-run.
Jones last fought in the UFC in February, earning a close decision win over Dominick Reyes. Jones is considered the GOAT in UFC history.