Jon Jones is facing legal troubles again.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titlist on Thursday was arrested by authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was charged with aggravated DWI (driving while intoxicated) and negligent use of firearms.
The arrest records gathered by MMA Fighting showed the pound-for-pound king was taken to police custody at 1:01AM as officers responded to gunshots and found Jones in his vehicle.
The UFC champ denied the gunshots fired but a gun and a bottle of Recuerdo was later found inside his car. He also failed the sobriety and breathalyzer tests.
Communications director for the Albuquerque Police Gilbert Gallegos said “As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will test the firearm and bullet casing to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes,” (via MMA Fighting).
“Reducing gun violence in Albuquerque is our top priority.”
Jones has been released from custody and was also charged with possession of an open container and no proof of vehicle insurance.
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The two police officers who responded to the scene provided further details about Jones’ arrest:
Officer Jason Brown shared: “I asked Jones about the gun shot and he stated he did not know. I asked him why he was out and he stated he wanted to go for a drive.”
“I asked him for his vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Jones fumbled with his documents and was not able to locate proof of current insurance.”
“I also observed that Jones had an odor of alcohol coming from his facial area. I requested the assistance of a DWI officer.”
“Officer B Johnson was working a DWI saturation patrol and responded to my request. After Officer Johnson completed his investigation, he placed Jones under arrest for DWI. I had the vehicle towed from the scene.”
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Meanwhile, officer Brian Johnson said: “I observed he had bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his facial region.”
“He admitted to driving earlier and had the intention to drive now. I asked him to exit the vehicle.”
“Jonathan did field sobriety tests and performed poorly on all three of the,/ He also performed poorly on two out of three alternative tests.”
“He was searched and arrested. He was transported to the PTC where he was read the N.M. implied consent advisory and given the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test.”
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