UFC star Jon Jones was arrested for DWI and firearm use negligence

UFC star Jon Jones was arrested in New Mexico for alleged aggravated DWI and negligent use of a firearm early Thursday morning.

Jones tested "at or above twice the legal limit" when he was administered a breathalyzer test after he was arrested, the criminal complaint said. The criminal complaint said Jones had "blood shot watery eyes" and "a strong odor of alcohol coming from his facial region." A handgun was found underneath the driver's seat, along with a spent round outside the driver-side door. "As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will test the firearm and bullet casing to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes," Albuquerque police director of communications Gilbert Gallegos said.


Jones, 32, is scheduled for a bond arraignment hearing April 8. He was released from custody later Thursday. In New Mexico, aggravated DWI carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and one year of probation, plus a mandatory penalty of 48 hours in jail. For negligent use of a deadly weapon the penalty is six months in jail. Jones is the UFC's longtime light heavyweight champion, first winning the title in 2011, being considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound MMA fighters of all time.