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August 15, 2016

DUI#3


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 16D303185
TROOPER: Martin
STATION: Royalton                     
CONTACT#: 234-9933

DATE/TIME: 8/15/2016
LOCATION: VT Route 132, Strafford
VIOLATION: DUI#3, Leaving the scene of an accident, Driving with Suspended
License, and Violation of Conditions. 

ACCUSED: Jon Honkala
AGE: 38
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon Vermont


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On Monday August 15, 2016 at approximately 0650, Vermont State Police received a 911 call reporting the complainant could hear a pickup truck screaming down the road and then a loud crash. The crash was reported in the area of Mile Marker 4 on Route 132 in the town of Strafford. 
While responding to the crash dispatch received several more 911 calls reporting the operator was walking away from the accident staggering. One called identified the operator as Jon Honkala. Upon arrival Honkala had left the scene and was not located.
Trooper's responded to Honkala's residence in Sharon Vermont where he was located. Honkala was given field sobriety exercises and a preliminary breath test indicating a result of .150% BAC. Honkala was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI #3, Violation of conditions, Leaving the scene of an accident and Driving with a suspended license. 
Honkala was processed at the Royalton State Police Barracks and released on a criminal citation ordering him to appear in Orange Superior Court in Chelsea Vermont on August 31, 2016 at 0830.