Another piece of evidence has been provided to the case surrounding Jon Jones and his DWI arrest this week.
Jones (26-1, 1NC) was arrested for aggravated DWI, negligent use of a weapon and possession of an open container. A full police report from Jason Brown and Brian Johnson was released, which included Jones having a handgun and appearing to be smoking marijuana. Now, bodycam footage from the encounter has been released.
The officer goes up to Jones to ask if he’s been drinking. Jones admits to having vodka earlier in the day, but later in the video it shows half a bottle of Recuerdo tequila was on the floor of his car. When asked what he was doing, Jones answered with the following response:
“I got stir crazy. It was my first drive in two weeks. I saw these homeless guys. I was being nice to them, having a conversation with them, treating them like humans.”
This came after Jones posted a message onto social media telling everyone it is OK to relax and stay inside, as a result of the coronavirus.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 20, 2020
Jones was then asked to step out of his car. He was patted down and asked to perform a series of sobriety tests, some of which the officers said he failed. They included counting down numbers backwards, reciting the alphabet from a specific region, walking in a straight line, etc. Jones told the officer he has short-term memory loss and ADD, which required him to restart several of the tests.
Jones was then placed in handcuffs and brought to the back of the police car. You can hear an emotional Jones as he is being brought to the vehicle.
This is not the first time Jones has been involved with the law. In 2012, Jones was arrested and plead guilty of a DUI after driving into a pole in Binghamton. In 2015, Jones was involved in a hit-and-run after driving through a red light and crashing into two cars, one of them holding a pregnant woman. He pleaded guilty to that as well. This past July, Jones was charged with battery that involved a cocktail waitress at a strip club. He pleaded no-contest.
Jones has a bond arraignment court date set for April 9.