Jon Jones sentenced in DWI

source: mmajunkie.com
 

On May 19, Jon Jones ran his Bentley into a telephone poll, and was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge.

Sentencing was originally scheduled for July 3, but Jones appeared in Court to ask for more time to complete a drug and alcohol abuse program, which was granted, pushing sentencing off until today.

Jones was issued a $1,000 fine, six-month license suspension, must have automobile ignition interlocks installed in his vehicles, and must complete a victim-impact panel.

The state of New York differentiates between DWI (Driving While Impaired/Driving While Intoxicated) and DUI (Driving Under the Influence) by establishing a blood alcohol level of .08 as the legal limit for DWI. If a person has a blood alcohol level of .07, the charges may be reduced to a DUI, which carries a lesser punishment.

Ignition interlocks are an in-car breathalyser, that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is under the influence of alcohol.

"Blessed to still have the full support of Broom County/ all my fans and my DWI case officially behind me," tweeted Jones. "Moving forward."

Jones now moves forward to a September 1 title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LilBrockonmychest site profile image  

8/2/12 1:18 PM by LilBrockonmychest

 LOL this.... and who ever said that he totaled it?  By the pic below, I'm sure it's not cheap to fix but that doesn't look like a car that will now be used for scrap metal.  It prob cost him $1,000 deductible to have it all repaired.  I beleive from reports that the UFC bought him the anyway.  However, if he is affected by this at all it will be through endorsements.  There could be some large companies that stay away from him and that could cost him a ton of money. 

no filter site profile image  

8/2/12 1:06 PM by no filter

why is the fighter bashing of kimbos bread allowed and not deleted

Strykr619 site profile image  

8/2/12 1:02 PM by Strykr619

 Ever heard of car insurance. 

yomamafool site profile image  

8/2/12 12:57 PM by yomamafool

its not behind him if he has to breathe into that machine everytime he tries to start his car. that's why the machine is there... because it is not over.

birdo site profile image  

7/31/12 10:34 PM by birdo

good point stonepony - I like your style.

stonepony site profile image  

7/31/12 10:33 PM by stonepony

This was a harsh sentence for a first time offender. Not saying it was too harsh. But other first time offenders get off easier. There are drunks out there with many DUIs on their record.

stonepony site profile image  

7/31/12 10:32 PM by stonepony

Yeah, the fine is obviously nothing. But, he lost a LOT of money because of this. He's a kid, and he made a stupid mistake. The money he lost, and the victim-impact panel, it's appropriate. His eyes will be opened when he has to sit and talk to some parents who lost a daughter to a drunk driver. It will ultimately be a positive for him. He's lucky he didn't hurt anybody, and nobody with him in the car was killed. He's not a bad person, but this will be a good lesson.

Kimbos Bread site profile image  

7/31/12 8:10 PM by Kimbos Bread

Got off easy.I really gate this cunt

Authority Figure site profile image  

7/31/12 8:07 PM by Authority Figure

I have the feeling that this experience won't change him much at all. I doubt "this" will ever happen again, but make him a more humble person? Probably not.

MMAxNate site profile image  

7/31/12 4:21 PM by MMAxNate

yeah the maintainance on those things is rediculous.