UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was arrested yesterday morning and has been charged with aggravated DWI, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and driving with no proof of insurance.
Bodycam footage of the arrested has been obtained by MMA Junkie and that can be viewed by clicking here.
Officer Brian Johnson can be shown approaching Jones’ vehicle, where Jones admits to drinking vodka earlier in the day and then driving. Johnson also has Jones step out of the vehicle and he has Jones perform a few sobriety tests, but Jones fails them all while claiming short term memory issues and ADD.
Jones admits to the officers that he has been getting stir crazy while being home and just wanted to go out for a drive.
“I got stir crazy. I got pulled over just being nice, being nice to the homeless people,” Jones said. “I literally just got stir crazy. I just wanted to have a drive. This is my first drive in two weeks. And I saw these homeless guys, I was being nice to them, having conversation with them, treating them like humans.”
The arrest is eventually made on the emotional Jones and he makes one request to the arresting officer.
“Sir, if it’s not too much, could you roll down the window?” he asks.
A bond arraignment hearing is scheduled for April 8, no statement has been released by Jones or one of his representatives at this time.