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Jon Jones Arrested Again in Albuquerque on Charges of DWI and Negligent Use of a Firearm

March 26, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Unfortunately, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is in trouble with the law yet again. KOAT reports that Jones was arrested early Thursday morning (March 26) at 1:00 am in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI), possession of an open container, driving with no proof of insurance, and negligent use of a firearm.

Jon Jones was picked up at 1:00 am in the morning by police, and he’s reportedly already been released from police custody. Sadly, this is the latest in a long string of arrests and legal issues for the UFC champion. Officers were said to be responding to the area of 3rd Street and Central Avenue just after 1:00 am local time in reference to gunshots being fired. Upon arriving on the scene, Jones was inside his vehicle, and the engine was on. Jones then informed police he didn’t know anything about the gunshots that were fired.

Police officers reportedly noted signs of intoxication for Jones, and the UFC fighter admitted to officers that he was driving beforehand and intended to drive “now” at the time. Albuquerque officers say that Jones consented to a sobriety test, which he then performed very poorly on. Jones then received a breathalyzer and tested at least twice over the legal limit.

Following his arrest, police officers later found a black handgun under the driver’s seat of Jones’ vehicle, along with a half-empty bottle of Recuerdo 750ml, which was located behind the passenger seat. After that, Jones was charged by officers.

Previously, there was a bench warrant for Jones’ arrest last year when he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. Jones later claimed the accusations were false.

The UFC has issued the following statement on the news of Jones’ arrest (via MMAFighting.com):

“UFC is aware of the situation regarding Jon Jones in Albuquerque early this morning. The organization has been in contact with Jones’ management team and is currently gathering information.”

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