Report: Jon Jones Pleads Guilty to DWI
By FCF Staff
Following Jon Jones’ latest arrest last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it’s being reported that the UFC champion has reached a plea deal, and that he will avoid jail time.
The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion was arrested last Thursday and charged with driving under the influence, negligent use of a firearm and possession of an open container. TMZ Sports is reporting that Jones has reached a deal, in which he is pleading guilty to the DWI charge.
As part of the agreement, Jones will receive 1-year supervised probation, and 96 hours in a community custody program (similar to house arrest). The story also quotes officials stating Jones will “complete a minimum of 90 day out-patient treatment, maximum fines and fees, community service and all other requirements of reporting to probation.”
In addition, Jones must install an ignition interlock device, connected to a breathalyzer, in any vehicle he operates.
The other charges Jones was facing will be dropped. A judge has yet to approve the plea deal prosecutors have tabled.
Jones was arrested for driving under the influence in 2012, and in 2015, he was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run incident, which broke the arm of a pregnant woman.
In September, Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct, as a result of an alleged incident with a cocktail waitress.