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Jon Jones Pleads Guilty to DWI, Will Be Sentenced to Community Custody

March 31, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jon Jones has pled guilty to charges of a DWI that will see him sentenced to four days in community custody. TMZ reports that Jones struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to the charge related to his arrest last week. The judge has yet to approve the deal, but that is expected to happen.

Jones will receive a one-year supervised probation as part of the deal and serve 96 hours in community custody, a form of incarceration similar to house arrest, right down to an ankle monitor. Jones must also complete a minimum of 90 day out-patient treatment and do 48 hours of community service. He must have an ignition interlock system installed in any car that will require him to do a breathalyzer test before it will start.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jones will be allowed to do his outpatient treatment via video conferencing. The report quotes officials as saying, “His attorney and Mr. Jones have been made aware that if he fails to do this, the State will seek to impose the balance of any jail time without regard for any exceptional circumstances.”

Jones has also released a statement through his rep that reads:

“While we all work to understand and cope with stress and uncertainties surrounding the current state of our world, I want to express how truly disappointed I am that I have become the source of a negative headline again, especially during these trying times.

“I am disappointed for letting down the people I care about the most, my family, friends and my fans. This morning I entered into a plea deal with the Albuquerque DA’s office. I accept full responsibility for my actions and I know that I have some personal work to do to which involves the unhealthy relationship I have with alcohol.

“I have dedicated so much time and energy to improve my community, and I will not allow this personal setback to hinder my work within the community when we need it most. I truly appreciate the support I have received from the community of Albuquerque and all my fans around the world. I very much look forward to putting this behind me.

“Thank you all for your continued love and support and please take care of yourselves.”

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