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UFC fighter Jon Jones arrested for suspected DWI

UFC fighter Jon “Bones” Jones, best known for being the current UFC light heavyweight champion, was arrested Thursday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a suspected driving under intoxication charge.

Police records say officer Jason Brown and officer Brian Johnson were two of the officers who responded to the scene, after hearing a single gun shot. Brown pulled up behind Jones’ car and found a quarter-full open bottle of Recuerdo tequila in the car. He also found a loaded handgun beneath the drivers seat and a spent bullet casing in and around the vehicle.


Officer Brown also requested for Jones’ registration and proof of insurance and Jones was unable to locate his insurance information.
According to Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department, the firearm and bullet will have to get tested by the Gun Violence Reduction Unit as part of the investigation into the incident to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes.
This isn’t the first time Jones has run into issues with the police. In 2015, Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely from the UFC after he plead guilty to a hit-and-run, for which he was put on probation. He was reinstated to the UFC later that year.
Last year, he was charged with battery after allegedly assaulting a cocktail waitress in a strip club, slapping her in her genital area and putting her in a chokehold. He took a plea deal in October.
Jones is expected to return to court April 8 for a bond arraignment hearing.

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