Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jon Jones has finally seen his driving while intoxicated case resolved, with his sentence issued earlier today.
Jones had his driver's license suspended and was fined $1,000. He also has to complete a "victim impact panel" within the next three months and have ignition interlock devices installed on any vehicle he drives. He must also pay restitution for the light pole he struck in his car, the New York state judge said.
That restitution will be approximately $6,500, according to a media report.
The New York resident reportedly drove his $190,000 Bentley into a utility pole in Binghamton in May of this year.
He was reportedly not injured, though two female passengers in the vehicle sustained minor injuries in the crash.
He was charged with DWI after the accident.
Jones is the UFC light heavyweight champion.
On Twitter, Jones signaled his satisfaction with the resolution of the DWI case, writing that he was "blessed" to have the "DWI case officially behind me."
In unrelated news, New York Giants right tackle David Diehl said that he doesn't expect to be suspended by the National Football League after his DWI arrest last month in Queens.
Diehl said he recently spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the arrest.
Diehl's attorneys have said there are "continuing discussions for a possible disposition" of the DWI charges.
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Source: Yahoo Sports, "Jon Jones Sentenced in DWI Case in New York," July 31, 2012
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