UFC fighter Jon “Bones” Jones, quality recognised for being the cutting-edge UFC mild heavyweight champion, changed into arrested Thursday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a suspected Driving While Intoxicated charge.
An Albuquerque Police Department officer pulled up at the back of Jones’ vehicle after listening to a gunshot within the place at around 1 a.M., in step with police facts. The officer discovered a quarter-complete open bottle of alcohol within the automobile, the document stated.
The reporting officer additionally observed a loaded handgun beneath the driving force’s seat and a spent bullet casing in and across the car, in step with the file.
“As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will check the firearm and bullet casing to decide whether the gun has been used in any crimes,” said Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department. “Reducing gun violence in Albuquerque is our top precedence.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been made aware of the scenario, the agency advised CNN in a statement. It has been in touch with Jones’ management group and “is presently collecting additional records,” it said.
Jones’ control group did no longer at once respond to CNN’s request for comment.
This isn’t always the first time Jones has run into problems with the police. In 2015, Jones turned into stripped of his mild heavyweight name and suspended indefinitely from the UFC after he plead responsible to successful-and-run, for which he turned into put on probation. He became reinstated to the UFC later that yr.
Last year, he became charged with battery after allegedly assaulting a cocktail waitress in a strip club, slapping her in her genital place and setting her in a chokehold. He took a plea deal in October.