UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones Knocks out Vehicle in Morning Car Crash

The UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones was involved in a morning car crash on Saturday.

According to reports, it was a single car crash and allegedly, Jones was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Law enforcement officers said that the accident occurred in Binghamton, New York at around 5 o’clock in the morning. According to authorities, Jones crashed his Bentley into a pole, making his vehicle totaled. Jones was subsequently arrested right at the accident scene.

According to news reports, Jones was detained by Broome County Sheriff for hours and was later bailed out by his mother who came from nearby Ithaca.

Ironically, few months earlier, Jones filmed a video about going through police training together with the same agency that arrested him, the Broome County Sheriff.

On April 21, Jones had his most recent fight wherein he defeated Rashad Evans via unanimous decision. His next scheduled fight will be held in Las Vegas on September 1 against Dan Henderson.

Going back with the accident, Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, gave a comment regarding the incident, stating that he can confirm whether Jones was arrested early that morning for alleged DUI. But according to him, the investigation regarding the incident is still under way. He added that First Round management is in full support with Jones. Meanwhile, he also requested the media to respect Jones and his family’s privacy as of this moment.

For offenders facing first DUI charges, the state of New York uses a comprehensive process of punishment that includes both criminal sentencing and administrative action affecting one’s drivers’ license since New York has an implied consent law. Such law means that if one refused to submit to a chemical test, he or she will be subjected to a monetary fine and automatic license suspension.

Furthermore, no plea bargain for DUI conviction is allowed under the state’s federal law. Also in every case, defendants in a criminal case must have their respective legal counsel as soon as possible after the arrest to learn more about their legal rights and options. The same statute also applies with the state of California, particularly in L.A. County, wherein defendants immediately seek Los Angeles car crash attorney to mount a legal defense.


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