UFC Champ Jon Jones Arrested For Felony Hit-And-Run

Written by Tom Ngo
April 27th, 2015

UFC Jon Jones

After a wild 31-hour period, Jon Jones (pictured) has surrendered without incident to the Albuquerque Police Department. The APD had issued an arrest warrant for the UFC light heavyweight champion Monday for “leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injuries.”

Jones was booked into Bernalillo County MDC this evening.

Jones is facing a felony charge after the 25-year-old female he reportedly struck with his rental car Sunday morning suffered a broken arm and wrist. Had she not endured the fractures, Jones would have just been charged with a misdemeanor hit-and-run.

According to the police report, Jones ran a red light and hit the pregnant woman’s car into a third vehicle. Jones took off up the mountain, then circled back to grab a “large handful of cash” from his SUV and bolted back up the hill.

An off-duty officer was on the scene and was able to easily identify Jones because “I watch UFC all the time, I know what Jon Jones looks like.”

When police arrived, they searched Jones’ car and discovered marijuana and a marijuana pipe. They also located the rental agreement listing Jonathan Jones as the renter.

The UFC issued a brief statement Sunday after Jones’ latest setback went public. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is withholding comment until all of the facts are gathered.

Of course, this isn’t Jones’ first incident behind the wheel. The controversial 27-year-old was arrested in May 2012 for driving while intoxicated in New York after wrapping his $190,000 Bentley around a telephone pole. After pleading guilty, Jones was fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for six months.

Jones also tested positive for traces of cocaine prior to January’s UFC 182 victory over Daniel Cormier. Jones claimed he didn’t have a cocaine issue, but “dipped and dabbed” in various illegal substances during his college years.

Jones is currently slated to defend his crown against Anthony Johnson on May 23 at UFC 187.

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