A little over a week ago, we wrote in this space about the DWI arrest of Ultimate Fighting Champion Jon Jones.
The New York resident was reportedly in an accident in which his $190,000 Bentley struck a utility pole. Various media sources report that Jones has come to a plea agreement on the DWI charge.
Jones reportedly pleaded guilty to the charge, and has come to an agreement with prosecutors that requires him to have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle he drives, have his driver's license temporarily suspended, pay a fine and attend alcohol and dependency education classes. As part of the agreement, Jones will not receive any jail time at his June sentencing for this first DWI offense.
Jones apparently hit a telephone pole in Binghamton.
He had two female passengers in his vehicle, according to reports. They sustained bruises in the crash.
In unrelated DWI news, two men in Albany County face time in state prison for repeat DWI offenses.
A 46-year-old was convicted for the fifth time of DWI after reportedly driving the wrong way on an Albany street while having a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent. That's close to twice New York's legal threshold of 0.08 percent.
He faces from one to three years in state prison when he's sentenced in July, along with three years of having an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle he drives after his release.
It's also possible that he will be assessed fines and surcharges at his sentencing, according to a report.
The other case involves a 57-year-old who has also been convicted of his fifth DWI. His blood alcohol content at the time of his arrest was reportedly 0.33 percent.
He faces up to four years in prison, along with fines, an ignition interlock device installation and other penalties at his June sentencing.
Source: Empire State News, "Repeat DWI offenders heading to prison," May 30, 2012
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