It was announced on UFC Tonight that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face his first court date for his suspicion of DUI on May 29. Jones will appear in the Binghamton (New York) City Court at 9 a.m.
“Bones” crashed his Bentley into a pole Saturday morning at 5 a.m. He was arrested and later released from jail. It has been reported that Jones suffered only minor injuries in the accident.
If the district attorney offers Jones a plea bargain that he takes at the pre-trial in either August or September, there will be no trial. Otherwise, Jones can deny it and a trial will be scheduled for later. The maximum penalty he faces ie one-year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Jones and UFC president Dana White were also scheduled to meet earlier this week in Las Vegas to talk about the issues. White informed the Boston Herald of the planned meeting.
It remains to be seen if the planned Jones-Dan Henderson fight for September will happen. We should know more in the coming days on that matter as Jones sorts the legal matters out.