UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, can finally put his DWI case behind him after his sentencing being handed down earlier today. The 25-year-old stood in front of a New York judge this morning and faced a charge of driving while intoxicated on May 19.

News of the sentencing was first reported by PressConnects.com.

On the morning in question Jones ended up crashing his car in the early hours, and was then arrested on a charge of DWI.

Here is what Jon Jones had to say via his Twitter account:

“Blessed to still have the full support of Broom County/ all my fans and my DWI case officially behind me. Moving forward” Jones also said “Big thank you to my lawyer Tom Jackson for giving me great advice and helping me through this situation”

The UFC champion was fined $1,000 by the presiding judge and will also have his driving license suspended for the next 6 months. On top of the fine and suspension Jon will also have to complete a “victim impact panel” within the next 90 days.

As an added precaution Jones will also have to install ignition interlocks on all of his vehicles, which will require him to perform an intoxication test by blowing air into a tube. If his levels of intoxication are not above the legal amount then the mechanism will allow him to start the car.

Because Jones crashed his Bentley into a NYSEG utility pole he has been ordered to pay $6,563.62 in restitution to the utility company.

Jon Jones will next be in action at UFC 151, where he will defend his title against MMA veteran Dan Henderson.

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