Jon Jones sentenced for DWI
A Binghamton City (N.Y.) Court judge revoked the driver's license of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for six months and fined him $1,000 Tuesday during sentencing on DWI charges.
Jones can re-apply for a driver's license when the six months have elapsed.
Any vehicle that Jones operates thereafter must be equipped with an interlock device.
In addition, Jones has been placed on conditional discharge. As a result, he must avoid all legal violations for one year.
Judge Daniel L. Seiden also ordered Jones to complete a victim impact panel within 90 days. Jones must also pay NYSEG $6,563.62 for damaging a utility pole after crashing into it with his 2012 Bentley on May 19.
The 25-year-old fighter opted not to address the court during his sentencing.
He later thanked his fans and his lawyer through his Twitter account, however.
"Blessed to have the full support of Broome County (N.Y.), all my fans and my DWI case behind me; moving forward," he wrote.
"Big thank you to my lawyer, Tom Jackson, for giving me great advice, and helping me through this situation," he also tweeted.
Jones (16-1) became the youngest man to ever claim a UFC title when he defeated Mauricio Rua by third-round TKO on March 19, 2011.
He is scheduled to make the fourth defense of his title Sept. 1 against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas.
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