UFC champ Jon Jones is supposed to be fighting Anthony “Rumble” Johnson soon, but he’s also fighting “the law”.
As per ESPN:
The Albuquerque Police Department is currently seeking UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as a suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday.
Albuquerque PD spokesman Simon Drobik said Jones is facing a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge related to a car accident that sent one twenty-year-old pregnant woman to the hospital with “non life-threatening injuries.” He would be liable for damages to the vehicles involved and medical costs of the pregnant woman.
“The case has progressed and he is now our suspect in the the hit and run that happened earlier this morning involving a pregnant female,” Drobik said. “We are now definitely looking at him as a suspect.”
Here’s an official statement from the Albuquerque Police Department:
UFC fighter Jon Jones sought for questioning.
The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015.
A pregnant female in her 20s, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Officers attempted to contact Mr. Jones at his residence Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. We have also reached out to his lawyer, but as of now, have not heard back.
The Albuquerque Police Department is asking Mr. Jones to please contact us as we continue to investigate by calling (505) 242-COPS (2677).
More information will be provided when it becomes available.
Here’s the UFC’s official statement on the matter, which is pretty much nothing:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”
Jones wrecked a car years ago, and now this – can someone please get him a chauffeur? He does not need to be behind the wheel if he’s going to crash into things.