UFC’s Jon Jones says coronavirus ‘mix insane’ prompted DWI capture
Jon Jones said he was getting “mix insane” at home during the coronavirus pandemic, which drove him to getting in the driver’s seat and ultimately being captured Thursday morning in Albuquerque, NM.
The UFC light heavyweight champion told cops he had a beverage of vodka prior in the day preceding he was accused of DWI, careless utilization of a gun, ownership of an open holder and driving with no proof of protection.
“I just got mix insane and I needed to have a drive,” the UFC star told a cop, as indicated by body cam footage obtained by TMZ. “This is my first drive in quite a while.”
The body cam film shows Jones taking collectedness tests like strolling in an orderly fashion and adjusting on one foot. He began one once again on the grounds that he wasn’t tallying, he stated, on the grounds that he had ADD.
“I get punched in the head professionally,” Jones told the cop.
Asked later on the off chance that he had any inquiries about an alternate test, Jones said no, “however … my transient memory is downright awful.”
Jones later bombed a breathalyzer test, which uncovered his BAC was in any event double as far as possible. Police likewise purportedly found a handgun under the driver’s seat in Jones’ vehicle and a jug of alcohol.
Officials were reacting to a report of gunfire when they discovered Jones in his vehicle, as per the police report. Jones supposedly said he knew nothing about the discharge, yet told police he was “being decent” to vagrants and conversing with them before the cops showed up.
“I’m frightened for my family,” Jones said as he was being placed in the squad car.
The capture was simply the latest disturbing improvement for Jones, who was captured for DUI in 2012, tried positive for cocaine in 2014, handed himself over after an attempt at manslaughter in 2015 and afterward bombed a medication test for steroids in 2017.