Jon Jones Sentenced in DWI Case in New York

July 31, 2012
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Jon Jones UFC 145UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones‘ DWI case has finally come to a close with his sentencing being handed down on Tuesday.

Jones was present in front of a New York judge Tuesday morning where he faced charges stemming from a May 19 charge of driving while intoxicated after an early morning car crash ended with the UFC champion being arrested.

The arduous situation came to a close as Jones was fined $1,000 by the judge, while also having his driver’s license suspended for the next six months.

Jones also has to complete a “victim impact panel” within the next 90 days, and he has to install ignition interlocks on all of his vehicles.

The interlocks serve essentially as a “breathalyzer” test so the driver is forced to blow air into a tube, and as long as they are not intoxicated as indicated by the pre-set levels in the mechanism, then they can start their car.

Jones must also pay $6,500 in restitution for the telephone pole damaged in the accident.

The sentencing brings to a close a long ongoing situation for the UFC’s light heavyweight king, and now he can move his focus back onto his primary job as he gets ready for his next title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September.

Jones took to Twitter to close the book on the DWI case saying, “Blessed to still have the full support of Broom County, my fans, and my DWI case officially behind me. Moving forward.”

The news of the sentencing was first reported by Binghamton news source

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  • Wow interlocks on all his vehicles. Is this not his first offense? NY has some strict rules. Not complaining. I assumed he would get $1,000 fine and the 6 months or year license suspension but never the interlocks.

  • shuangma77

    good think he wasn’t in Az sheriff joe really woulda got him lol

  • “Wow interlocks on all his vehicles. Is this not his first offense?”

    He crashed into a pole, it’s not like he was just pulled over.

  • EmmettThetruth

    Also the reason there making him put interlocks in all his vehicles is because his license is “suspended” aka because he’s a celebrity and his job relies on his own transportation he’s allowed to drive as long as he’s not drinking.

    • maddawgmar

      Were you in the courtroom? I mean that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. A suspended license means no driving period. Interlocks are for When he gets his license back he can’t drive drunk. In the mean time he better hire a driver if he wants to get somewhere.

      • jonnypatrick

        Actually they have this little thing called driving privileges. They can award him driving privileges during work hours that would allow him to drive. I am not sure if every state allows them but here in the great state of Ohio they do! Not that getting a DWI is a good thing, but a man still needs to work to pay back the lawyer fees!

        • omcclave

          Great state of Ohio? Man you got to get out of Ohio. When LeBron James ghost is still your number one export you know your state sucks. Fact, Connecticut concurred the state known as Ohio and called it their western reserves, then gave it up for a little bit of land in southern Connecticut expansion. When your Connecticut’s bit@* you know your state sucks.

    • maddawgmar

      Also “he’s allowed to drive as long as he’s not drinking.” That is everybody, not just Jones.

  • Lesnardo

    In other sports where athletes have money, news worthy judgments fines and penalties are in the millions.. Lol @ $7,500 fine being newsworthy!