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July 15, 2016

Press Release - 16D302664 - DUI#2/DLS/VCOR - Sharon

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D302664

TROOPER: Knapp                                            

STATION: Royalton Barracks                

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 07/14/16 / 2258 hours

LOCATION: Route 14, Sharon

VIOLATION: DUI#2, DLS, Negligent Operation, Reckless Endangerment and Violation

of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Jon Honkala                                                 

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police were asked to assisted the Royalton Police Department with an altercation which was occurring in a vehicle on Route 14 in Sharon. Troopers responded to Jon Honkala residence in an attempt to locate him at the request of the Royalton Police Department. While at the residence, Troopers observed Honkala drive into the driveway of his residence. While speaking with Honkala, signs of impairment were observed. Honkala had court order conditions that he is not to consume alcohol and was also found to have a criminally suspended license. Honkala provided a preliminary breath sample of .162 BAC.

 

Honkala was arrested and processed at the Royalton State Police Barracks. Based on further investigation, Honkala was also charged with negligent operation and reckless endangerment. A court clerk was contacted and Honkala was lodged at Southern State Correction Facility. Honkala is due to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 07/15/16 at 1230 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 07/15/16                 

COURT: Windsor

LODGED - LOCATION: Souther State Correction Facility  

BAIL: 1500.00

 

Trooper Kelsey Knapp

Vermont State Police - Royalton

2011 VT RT 107

Bethel, Vermont 05032

802-234-9933

 

e-mail: kelsey.knapp@vermont.gov