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The
Ultimate Fighting Championship
light heavyweight champ has a
slate of charges to deal with stemming from his recent arrest.

On Thursday morning,
KOAT 7 News
in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reported that Jon Jones has
been arrested and charged with multiple offenses. Those charges
include an aggravated DWI, the negligent use of a firearm,
possession of an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and
operating a vehicle without insurance.



According to arresting officer Brian Johnson, gunshots were heard
after 1 a.m. on Thursday in Albuquerque, and officers responded to
the scene. They found Jones in his vehicle, where Jones claimed he
was unaware of shots fired. Upon questioning, Jones admitted he had
been driving, while officers took note of his potential
intoxication. He was given a sobriety test, which led to a
Breathalyzer where he blew over two times above the legal
limit.

When searching his vehicle, the police found a handgun under the
driver’s seat, as well as a partially-empty bottle of Recuerdo —
the tequila brand launched by fellow UFC fighter Jorge
Masvidal
— behind the passenger seat. Jones was subsequently
charged with aggravated DWI, the negligent use of a firearm,
possession of an open container at that time. When checking his
information, the police also discovered he was driving an uninsured
vehicle, or at least one that did not have its papers in the
confines of the vehicle.

This is far from Jones’ first brush with the law throughout his
career. Most recently, Jones was
charged with battery
from an incident in a strip club on July
2019. He has also been involved with multiple vehicle-related
offenses, including
drag racing
in 2016 and a
hit-and-run
of a pregnant woman in 2015. In 2012, he crashed
his Bentley into a telephone pole and was
charged with a DWI
in New York.

Inside the Octagon, Jones last competed at UFC 247, where he won a
contentious decision over Dominick
Reyes
. In victory, he set
or extended a litany of records
in the UFC’s light heavyweight
division, including most wins and championship triumphs. Since his
no-contest against Daniel
Cormier
in 2017 that was overturned due to a failed drug test,
Jones returned in December 2018 and has won each of his four
appearances. Jones currently does not have his next fight booked.


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