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Jon Jones Pleads Guilty to DUI; Sentencing Scheduled for June 19th

UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones took the first step towards getting this unfortunate drunk-driving business behind him by pleading guilty to his DWI charge in a Binghamton, NY, court this morning. WBNG Action News has the details:

Jones entered into a plea deal with the District Attorney’s office Tuesday in Binghamton City Court. Under the terms of the deal he pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated. Two traffic violations, one for an improper turn and another for deviating from a direct course were dismissed. Jones’ Attorney told the judge the agreement for punishment is a fine and a conditional discharge.

Police say Jones was behind the wheel of his 2012 Bentley which crashed into a telephone pole near the corner of Grand Boulevard and Helen Street on May 19, 2012. Jones’ license is now temporarily suspended. He will be back in court for sentencing on June 19, 2012. Jones must also complete an alcohol abuse and dependency assessment before sentencing.

Jones is still scheduled to defend his belt against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 (September 1st, Las Vegas). As long as he doesn’t royally shit the bed during that upcoming alcohol dependency assessment, it should be business as usual for Bones.

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linzhancq- June 3, 2012 at 9:38 am
whiterice- May 30, 2012 at 11:34 am
NY has a 'zero tolerance' law on the books. When it came out a while back, there was talk that you could get your car taken away for only one offense. Jones' sentence seems pretty light, maybe because he wasn't actually pulled over drunk? or maybe because he's rich and famous.

Did it seem like he was limping near the start of the clip?
skeletor- May 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm
You guys are all missing the obvious here. It won't be for beating his baby's mom. It will be for not paying his child support. Statistically this is where the safe bet is.
Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo- May 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Wow my ignorant ass didnt know there was 2. Hes not goin for a Rogers hes goin for the Antonio Cromartie!
The12ozCurls- May 29, 2012 at 11:55 am
I am pretty sure that Jon's attorney does NOT train MMA. Dude is fat enough that he has to sway back and for while walking in that video. Shit, the guy doesn't even really walk, it is more like a waddle. Prototypical Baby Huey.
Jugger- May 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

Which baby-momma? The one in the video above, or the one back in Oklahoma?
Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo- May 29, 2012 at 11:42 am
Whos got Jones pullin a Brett Rogers and beatin his babys momma next? He doesn't want her he kinda makes that clear by not marrying her or ever talking about her, hell he even makes her walk 10ft behind him in the video...probably knows with his reach 10ft is just out of the backhands striking distance
amsterdamheavy- May 29, 2012 at 11:31 am
"Jones’ Attorney told the judge the agreement for punishment is a fine and a conditional discharge."

Wait...what? They dont suspend your license for 6 months for DWI in NY? In NJ that is non-negotiable.
Anhonestmoose- May 29, 2012 at 11:40 am
I'm sure that's automatic and non-negotiable with the DUI charge. The fine and conditional discharge are probably plead down from potential probation (in which a person has to check in with a probation officer monthly or so for drug/alcohol testing). It would also mean he couldn't leave the state (not great when one lives in a state where MMA is illegal, esp if it's your profession). Might be other punishments as well, but I don't really know NY laws.
Jugger- May 29, 2012 at 11:30 am
I love the press frenzy surging around him, begging for a picture and a statement.
Anhonestmoose- May 29, 2012 at 11:22 am
Those alcohol abuse and dependency assessments are a joke. I did it twice, passed as minimal risk both times. Then again, this is Brew City. If you walk around with a BAC less than 0.1 people look at you funny.
Kaboom82- May 29, 2012 at 11:19 am
What do you call an african american gentleman in a suit?