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UFC Legend Jon Jones Has Been Arrested For Gun Charge And DWI In Albuquerque

UFC Legend Jon Jones Has Been Arrested For Gun Charge And DWI In Albuquerque

UFC star Jon Jones has been arrested for aggravated DWI and negligent use of firearms, according to reports.

MMA Fighting has acquired an arrest record for the 32-year-old light heavyweight champ by Albuquerque Police on Thursday morning.

The arrest record revealed that UFC legend Jones was picked up by authorities just after 1am local time in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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According to the booking information on his record, 'Bones' has since been released from police custody.

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TMZ reports that local police responded to reports of gunfire in the Albuquerque area at around 1am.

And Albuquerque Police arrived on the scene to find the light heavyweight champ 'inside a 2019 Jeep with the engine running and the car in park.'

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According to the publication, officers claimed that the American MMA fighter 'appeared intoxicated' and 'conducted a field sobriety test, which he allegedly bombed.'

TMZ says that Jones appeared to have 'bloodshot' and 'watery' eyes as well as claiming that he 'reeked of booze.'

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Jones reportedly took a breathalyser twice and was over the legal limit on both occasions.

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Police also searched his vehicle and found a black handgun along with a half-emptied bottle of tequila, which was located on the passenger seat.

Jones, who was also booked for possession of an open container, now has his bond arraignment court date set for 9th April.

The UFC legend has previously been in hot water after he was arrested for drink driving in 2012 and pled guilty to DUI.

Jones crashed his Bentley into a telephone pole while he was in upstate New York.

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Former UFC fighter Ben Askren tweeted out after Jones' arrest: "For the life of me I can't figure out why he doesn't hire a buddy and pay him $50k a year to be his driver."

'Bones,' who is often regarded as one of the best MMA fighters of all time, last fought in February against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.

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Topics: Bones, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

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