Jon Jones booked into Albuquerque jail for alleged hit-and-run accident

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones has been booked into jail on Monday night after Albuquerque police issued an arrest warrant for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Sunday.

Witnesses told police that Jones ran from the crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman after grabbing a handful of cash from the car he was in.

Police say the crash happened when the driver of a rented SUV ran a red light. The official police report on the incident identifies Jones as the suspect who fled the scene of the accident on foot. MMA paperwork belonging to Jones was found inside the vehicle, along with an Enterprise rental car agreement in Jones' name.

The report states Jones caused the collision, proceeded to leave the scene, hop a fence and run away. The report also states that marijuana and paraphernalia was found in the car.

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The pregnant woman Jones allegedly hit in the three-car crash broke her arm, so Jones is facing a felony charge.

The UFC released an official statement late Sunday stating they are aware that Jones was wanted for questioning in a "motor vehicle accident," but haven't offered further comment on the situation.

 

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