PD: Tempe man awaiting sentencing for one extreme DUI, commits another

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 31, 2017

A Tempe man convicted of one extreme DUI is caught in another extreme DUI collision that injures a 10-year-old child.

Phoenix police report that on March 27, Newton Honyumptewa, age 26, was driving a Ford F-150 truck when he collided with a Nissan Pathfinder at 7th Avenue and Watkins Road.

Police say the collision sent the Nissan into a metal pole with such force that it cut the SUV in two.

Honyumptewa ran from the scene, but a witness to the collision flagged down an off-duty officer, who stopped to render aid, and pointed to Honyumptewa.

A 10-year-old girl was in the Pathfinder and suffered a broken shoulder. Police report that Honyumptewa blew a .326, which is over four times the legal limit. They say Honyumptewa admitted to drinking 15 shots of hard liquor within two hours before the crash.

Court records show that Honyumptewa has two prior DUI convictions, one in Flagstaff in 2014 and an extreme DUI in Phoenix, which was scheduled for sentencing on March 27.

That sentencing has now been delayed.  Honyumptewa is now also charged with aggravated assault, endangerment and leaving the scene of an injury accident. He's being held without bond.