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.