More details revealed in Jon Jones recent arrest in New York
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had two female passengers riding with him when he struck a utility pole in the early hours of May 19 in upstate New York, according to the accident report released by the Binghamton Police Department on Wednesday.
Jones, 24, pled guilty on Tuesday to driving while intoxicated and will be sentenced on June 19. His license has been suspended indefinitely.
Michelle L. Vojtisek and Cara Johnson, both 25, sustained cuts, bruises and swelling from the collision and were transported to Wilson Hospital for treatment, according to the report. Both air bags had been deployed during the crash.
Johnson, who was in the front passenger seat, attended Union-Endicott High with Jones, according to online records.
An uninjured Jones had "slurred speech and glassy bloodshot eyes," smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet when asked to step out of his vehicle, wrote the arresting officer.
The fighter "politely refused" multiple requests to take sobriety and breathalyzer tests at the scene and after he was arrested and taken into custody, said Binghamton Police Dept. Captain John Chapman. Toxicology tests were not conducted, as there were no serious injuries, said Chapman.
The front of Jones' 2012 black Bentley sustained heavy damage, said the report.
"There were no skids marks at the scene," wrote the arresting officer. "It appeared as though Jones was attempting a turn north onto Helen [St.] and miscalculated his turn."
Jones, who lives in Ithaca with his fiancée, Jessie Moses, and their two young daughters, Leah and Carmen, was also cited seven months earlier in Albuquerque, N.M. -- where he trains for fights -- for driving with a suspended license. That charge was dismissed in March for failure to prosecute. Jones's New York license was active at the time of his May arrest.
Jones was also involved in documented multi-vehicle accidents in January 2011 in New Mexico and in New York in December 2008 and January 2009. Jones was not found at fault for any of the accidents, but was cited for "unsafe passing" in the January 2009 collision with his fiancée and newborn daughter in the car with him. None of the accidents involved alcohol consumption, according to the reports.
Jones, the youngest champion in UFC history and one of its highest-paid athletes, is scheduled to defend his title for the fourth time against former UFC and Pride champion Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on Sept. 1 in Las Vegas.