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UFC Champion Jon Jones' DWI Came With Two Passengers In The Car

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Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

More details are emerging now in regards to the Jon Jones DWI case from last week. It appears that Jones was not alone in the car when he smashed his Bentley into a pole while under the influence of alcohol.

Loretta Hunt tweets the information:

Binghamton PD has confirmed there were two passengers in car with Jon Jones when he hit a pole on May 19. Jones pleaded guilty to DWI yest.

I don't know the identities of two passengers yet. Working on it.

This is why the situation is so serious, drunk driving puts your life at risk as well as the lives of anyone else in the car with you and everyone else on the road.

I hate to sound like I'm preaching. But it's not exactly news that drunk driving is irresponsible and dangerous. But, for some reason, Dana is saying things like "The thing about social drinking. Everybody's done it. Everybody was at that age where they jumped in the car, drove home and the next day they said I can't believe that I drove home last night." on Inside MMA. And, no, not everyone has done it and to say things like that minimizes the entire situation.

Obviously, the people who chose to get in the car with him also took a huge risk on their own, but Jon was the one behind the wheel and he was the one putting the lives of everyone else on the road at risk.

With Ross Pearson having also picked up a DUI, Josh Neer having multiple DUI's on his record, including one where he ran from the police at over 100 MPH, and Chris Leben's history this isn't a "small problem" it's something that the UFC needs to put their foot down on.