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UFC champion convicted of drunk driving in New Mexico

UFC champion convicted of drunk driving in New Mexico

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has pleaded guilty a second time to drunk driving in New Mexico.

Court records show the 32-year-old mixed martial arts fighter filed the statement Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of probation.

In addition, Jones was ordered to complete at least 90 days of outpatient addiction treatment, pay various fines and fees, and perform community service duties.

As part of an arrangement to plead guilty, prosecutors dropped other charges brought against Jones, including possession of an open liquor container, failure to provide evidence that he had vehicle insurance, and negligent use of a firearm. fire.

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In a statement, Jones apologized, noting that he had disappointed his family, friends and followers.

“I fully accept responsibility for my actions, and I know I have a lot of personal work to do, which involves the sick relationship I have with alcohol,” Jones said.

The gladiator was arrested last week in Albuquerque on suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated, had fired a firearm and the other crimes, police said.

In 2015, he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in Albuquerque. In the collision, a pregnant woman was injured.

Jones then avoided going to prison but was ordered to serve 18 months of probation after pleading guilty.

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In February, Jones (26-1) retained his title after defeating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision. AP

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