Loretta Hunt got the lowdown on the previously unnamed riders in the Jon Jones driving while intoxicated trip.
Loretta Hunt’s story from SI:
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had two female passengers riding with him when he struck a utility pole in the early hours of May 19 in upstate New York, according to the accident report released by the Binghamton Police Department on Wednesday.
Jones, 24, pled guilty on Tuesday to driving while intoxicated and will be sentenced on June 19. His license has been suspended indefinitely.
Michelle L. Vojtisek and Cara Johnson, both 25, sustained cuts, bruises and swelling from the collision and were transported to Wilson Hospital for treatment, according to the report. Both air bags had been deployed during the crash.
Johnson, who was in the front passenger seat, attended Union-Endicott High with Jones, according to online records.
An uninjured Jones had “slurred speech and glassy bloodshot eyes,” smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet when asked to step out of his vehicle, wrote the arresting officer.
The fighter “politely refused” multiple requests to take sobriety and breathalyzer tests at the scene and after he was arrested and taken into custody, said Binghamton Police Dept. Captain John Chapman. Toxicology tests were not conducted, as there were no serious injuries, said Chapman.
“There were no skids marks at the scene,” wrote the arresting officer. “It appeared as though Jones was attempting a turn north onto Helen [St.] and miscalculated his turn.”
Oh, I bet there was one big skid mark behind the drivers seat.