UFC champion Jon Jones, widely regarded as the greatest fighter alive, is wanted for questioning by police in Albuquerque, N.M., having been named a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that sent a pregnant woman in her 20s* to the hospital with minor injuries Sunday morning.
The Albuquerque Police Department issued the following statement:
The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015.
A pregnant female in her 20s, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Officers attempted to contact Mr. Jones at his residence Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. We have also reached out to his lawyer, but as of now, have not heard back.
The Albuquerque Police Department is asking Mr. Jones to please contact us as we continue to investigate by calling (505) 242-COPS (2677).
Jones’s upcoming light-heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson remains scheduled for May 23 as of now. Without getting ahead of the facts here, though, police in Albuquerque having to resort to publicly asking him to call them on the phone to discuss him possibly having fled the scene of an early-morning accident will not do much to quell the concerns raised by his having miraculously conquered a supposed cocaine addiction in 24 hours earlier this year.
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