American MMA fighter Jon Jones got into trouble on the morning of 26 March in the city of Albuquerque (new Mexico).
Police arrested 32-year-old Jones on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.He also is charged with careless use of a firearm.
Employee of the Albuquerque police Department wrote in the report that the morning heard a single gunshot, and then saw in the car Jones an open bottle of alcohol behind the passenger seat. Jones told police he did not know whence came the sound of a gunshot. To the place of incident was caused by another officer and after the completion of procedures Jones was arrested.
In the search under the driver’s seat of a pistol, and at the door on the driver side cartridge. The report indicated that the cartridge matched the caliber of the gun.
— In the investigation of this incident our unit to combat violence involving weapons will check the gun and bullets to determine whether they used a weapon in any crime, — said the Director of public relations of Albuquerque Gilbert Gallegos. — The decline of violence with a firearm in Albuquerque — our top priority.
Later Thursday, Jones was released from custody pending investigation. Team Jones declined to comment on the incident.
This is not the first case when Jones enters the field of view of the police: the 2015 fighter got in an accident and injured a pregnant woman, then fled the scene. Jones admitted his guilt and received 18 months probation. Also Jones has twice failed tests for banned substances.
Jones is the defending champion of UFC on the average weight. On account of his 28 fights and 26 wins, one draw, one fight declared invalid. The last time he stepped into the octagon on 8 February this year in Houston, when the decision of judges has won Dominic Reyes.