Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion is in hot water. Again.
Jones, 32, was arrested Thursday morning for aggravated DWI, again, and the possible discharging of a firearm. There was also an open container in the vehicle. He also had no proof of insurance, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.
Jones allegedly tested “at or above twice the legal limit” after being given a breathalyzer test. According to onsite Police officers, Jones had bloodshot eyes and a smelt strongly of alcohol. The Albuquerque Police said they had responded to reports of gun shots. And upon arriving at the scene, found Jones sitting inside a black Jeep. A handgun was found underneath the drivers seat and checked for forensic evidence to see if it linked to any unsolved crimes. A spent shell casing was also allegedly found in the vehicle.
If convicted, an aggravated DWI charge, carries stern consequences. After all, aggravated DWI is considered a felony offense in the United States of America. The charge has a minimum probation of three to ten years and a minimum of four months in prison. Suffice it to say, Jon Jones’ career is once again in jeopardy.
A history of DWI offenses
This isn’t the first time Jon Jones has been in trouble with the law. Or the UFC for that matter.
Jones was charged with DWI in New York in 2012. As well as a felony hit and run in 2015, also in Albuquerque. For that charge, he served three years of probation. Most recently, Jones was arrested for after he allegedly slapped a strip-club employee in April of last year. His probation for that offense ended on January 8th, 2020.
Jones has now been suspended three times by the UFC. Twice for failed drug tests. The UFC has yet to comment on this latest incident.