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Colby Covington, Ben Askren & Others React to Jon Jones Getting Arrested

Colby Covington, Ben Askren & Others React to Jon Jones Getting Arrested

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UFC fighter Jon Jones was arrested in New Mexico on Thursday on charges of Driving While Intoxicated as well as negligent use of firearms.

According to the reports the local police department goaded into action after recieving a complaint of hearing a gunshot in the early hours of Thursday in Albuqueque. Apart from the charges of DWI and negligent use of firearms, Jones’ charges also included possession of an open container and no proff of insurance. Jones was, however, released from custody by Thursday morning.

Albuquerque PD director of communications Gilbert Gallegos said in a statement that Jones’ gun would be tested to see if it was used in any crimes.

“As part of the investigation into this incident, our Gun Violence Reduction Unit will test the firearm and bullet casing to determine whether the gun has been used in any crimes,” Gallegos said as per ESPN. “Reducing gun violence in Albuquerque is our top priority.”

Imediately after the arrest, Dillon Danis seemed to call him out for a fight while Ben Askren wondered why Jones wouldn’t have a driver.

A few questioned why Jon Jones was roaming outside during the coronavirus pandemic

While Jones was arrested for violating a few laws, many also thought he shouldn’t be roaming amidst the coronavirus pandemic. For fellow fighter Colby Covington and Peter Queally, it was like the world coming back to normal.

This was not the first occasion of Jon Jones being arrested. In 2012, he was in custody also for DWI. In 2015, was convicted on a felony hit-and-run charge. A few people on Twitter brought out funny references to Jones’ latest arrest.

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