MMA Fighting- UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested by Albuquerque Police early Thursday morning for aggravated DWI as well as negligent use of a firearm.
According to arrest records obtained by MMA Fighting on Thursday, Jones was picked up just past 1 a.m. local time and based on booking information, he’s already been released from custody.
Jones was arrested for aggravated DWI (driving while intoxicated) as well as negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container and driving with no proof of insurance.
Calls to Jones’ management team for comment were not returned.
According to the criminal complaint first reported by KOAT in Albuquerque, 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 he admitted to officers that he had been driving earlier that night and intended to drive again. Jones submitted to sobriety tests and performed poorly on all of them.
He later took a breathalyzer test and results returned at or above twice the legal limit.
After Jones was arrested, a black handgun was found underneath the driver’s seat along with a bottle of Recuerdo behind the passenger’s seat.
Wait, Jon Jones?! You're telling me that Jon Jones - the UFC fighter - got ARRESTED?! He was driving recklessly?! NO. Couldn't be Jon. He would never.
Listen - I know the situation isn't funny, and I'm not gonna sit here kicking the man while he's down, but I'm also not gonna sit here and act surprised for a second that this headline came across my timeline this afternoon. This actually restores some normalcy to 2020 in my mind. While the world falls apart, Jon Jones still can't get his shit together. He's still selfishly getting behind the wheel of a car fucked up and putting others' lives at risk, and this time with a gun that he was allegedly firing off before police arrived! During a pandemic no less!
Ain't no excuse for drunk driving at this point - ESPECIALLY when you're Jon Jones and you're worth millions of dollars. I hope for his family, friends, and fans that he gets some help. They deserve that.
Business as usual from the GOAT, though!