UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested for alleged aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday morning, according to reports.
Reports from ABC’s Albuquerque news affiliate KOAT state that officers responded to reports of gunshots and discovered Jones in his car, who claimed he knew nothing of the discharged weapon.
After the attending officers believed Jones to be under the influence of alcohol, he was subjected to sobriety tests which he reportedly performed poorly in. He also took an alcohol breathalyzer test, with the UFC star producing results 200 percent above the legal limit.
After he was arrested, a search of Jones’ car discovered a handgun and bottle of Recuerdo mezcal.
Reports say Jones was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, negligent use of a deadly weapon and possession of an open container (of alcohol).
He was subsequently released and is due to appear at an arraignment hearing on April 9.
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