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Date Incident: 27 August 2016

Subject: DUI Accident

27 August 16, at approximately 12:59 am, Officers responded to a vehicle collision involving two parked vehicles on S. Stewart Street. When officers arrived they located a 2003 Honda Civic, disabled in the middle of S. Stewart Street, south of William Street.

The driver of the Honda was standing on the side of the roadway, near the vehicle. She was identified as Crysta Butynski, 18 of Sonora. Butynski had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person and breath. She was identified as the driver of the Honda by witnesses.

The owners of the parked vehicles, who are both Sonora residents, were contacted and advised of the collision. The two parked vehicles sustain major to total damage as a result of the collision. Butynski’s vehicle sustained major to total damage as well.

During the investigation it was determined Butynski was traveling northbound on South Stewart Street, at a very high rate of speed, when she allowed her vehicle to drift to the right and collide with a parked vehicle. The first parked vehicle then slammed into the second parked vehicle, which was directly in front of it, moving the second parked vehicle approximately 10 feet forward.

Also during the investigation it was discovered Butynski had just gone through a CHP DUI check point on Mono Way. When contacted by a screening officer, she was ordered to pull to the side of the road and stop. Butynski, slowly pulled to the side, then rapidly accelerated and fled the check point.

Butynski was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as for being under 21 years of age and driving under the influence. Butynski sustained minor, non life threatening, injuries from the collision. She was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.
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