Driver Who Lost Foot in Crash Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Police say the man who severed his foot in a solo crash showed signs of intoxication.

A has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

Jon Buna was seen driving recklessly in a storage facility parking lot prior to losing his left foot, said Livermore Police Officer Traci Rebiejo.

Buna, 31, on Wednesday went to a storage facility on Rutan Drive, where he had his two-door BMW parked.

Rebiejo said he got into the vehicle and began to drive around the private lot recklessly.

He stopped the car and a frightened female passenger exited the vehicle, Rebiejo said.

What the woman described next to police shows how Buna crashed his vehicle and severed his foot.

The woman told police the driver's door was wide open and that Buna had his left foot hanging down outside the car.

"She thought it looked like he was going to get out of the car," Rebiejo said. "But then she heard the engine rev and it quickly accelerated to about 20 mph in a reversed arch."

The BMW then collided into a parked trailer before hitting a 3-foot safety pole and side-swiping a storage locker door.

Cement cinder blocks that protrude separate the storage units in the lot.

It appears Buna's foot was severed when it became trapped between the cinder block and the vehicle, Rebiejo said.

Buna's foot was completely severed at the ankle, Rebiejo said.

The injured Buna then parked his vehicle back at its parking lot and the woman called for help.

Tahoe22 August 26, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Details-more details Ron.
Megan August 26, 2012 at 06:57 AM
He's going to sue the self storage lot???? for what??? He was the ASS for being drunk
Megan August 26, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Buna is an IDIOT (that is being nice)
Megan August 26, 2012 at 07:02 AM
I am still trying to figure how and WHY he is suing-for his son being an ass?
anon August 26, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Guess he wont be able to put his best foot forward in front of the judge. Father cant sue for his 31 yo son. He has no standing (no pun intended). He can advise his son to sue. But if it went down like the patch said, he has no leg to stand on, pun intended...
jonbuna2 August 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM
do u know who the hell buna is? wouldnt be talking trash. he could seriously wipe the floor with all u lops, combined.
Tahoe22 August 26, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Shoeless Joe Jackson?
anon August 26, 2012 at 04:42 PM
anon August 26, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Why would we worry, because he wrestled in high school?
anon August 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Shoeless joe had feet, just no shoes. Will buna get a discount buying shoes now, since he will only need one?
Larry Dickman August 26, 2012 at 08:34 PM
jonbuna2, sounds like you got his foot in your mouth.
Tahoe22 August 26, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Or another body part of his in the other end.......
Nathan21 August 26, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Buna in Co. sound like some real scary winners!LOL!! I'm sure his Daddy has a lot to do with him being the responsible winner that he is.
Steve August 27, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I suppose no one here thinks he's been punished enough? One foot for the rest of his life and all? Still the police also needs to slap him with a DUI? And wasn't it a private lot where he was driving, and not a public road?
D.C. August 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Could *have*. Now it is just "Bring in the gimp"...
Bob August 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM
@Steve - Per the CVC, there's no "safe" place to operate a vehicle while under the influence. Be it a private lot, on your own property, etc. The act is what's illegal, regardless of where you are. If the police get a report that you're driving crazy on your 40 acre property and you pose a threat to yourself or others, an officer can respond and arrest you if found under the influence. Even if you're riding a bike, moped, motor cycle, whatever...you get the same punishment as if you were driving a car.
jody jules August 27, 2012 at 07:37 PM
It always amazes me how many people posting their thoughts online and they themselves have never: made a mistake, never overconsumed, never did something they regretted, never spoke without thinking, never raised a hand in anger, never did something stupid, never acted before thinking, never got drunk and behaved inappropriately, never said something they wished they could take back, never met a policeman under an unfortunate event, never broke a law, never broke a heart, never broke a window, never had a blackout, never slept with someone they wished they hadn't, never, never, never....oh, that's right, their error wasn't on the nightly news...how convenient. It bolsters the weak minded and inferior egos to have a forum to batter another human being while safe and invisible behind their computer screen....bravo to the innocent, cheers to you of saintly living, hip, hip, hooray for the perfect beings with whom we share this earth. I am so envious of your stature of purity.
Tahoe22 August 27, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Hey Jody, I don't see anyone here claiming to be perfect. Actions have consequences & I can safely say that I've never gotten smoked & decided to whip my car in backwards donuts in a very confined space(not to mention with my leg hanging out the door)-therefore, I have 2 feet. See how this works?
jody jules August 27, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Nor have I Tahoe, thankfully. The difference is, I guess, that I don't claim to be superior because I haven't made the same mistake. Nor is he a lesser being than I because he did something impulsive, while impaired and is suffering consequences for the reckless action. I do though, feel empathy and compassion for a human being who is now suffering several levels of pain and misery (yes, at his own hand). It is what makes a society worth being part of...I do not feel compelled to make pathetic jokes at the expense of that person's suffering. That would make me less than human, not a superior being.
Tahoe22 August 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Well Jody, there's a little saying in life that sometime "You just can't fix stupid". If the earlier comments about his laundry list of previous run-ins with the law(record) are accurate......well, I'd say dummy had it coming. Sometimes it takes something "disasterous" to get people to finally pull their heads out of their azzes.
jody jules August 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM
If that is the case, I sure as hell hope I don't ever get what I "have coming" and also, that you are not the one meting out the consequences. I guess now we are hoping that Mr. Buna perhaps will get on the right track and live a life worth living. Sober and contributing to society.
Steve August 28, 2012 at 07:26 PM
@Bob: You are right about the private lot thing. Unfortunately, I might add. If I want to drive crazy and drunk on my 40-acre property and am not endangering anyone but myself, I would like police and government to stay out of it. I would like to be the judge of what's dangerous to me. Land of the free, remember? Also, i wasn't necessarily talking about the letter of the law. I was talking about both the folks on this board and especially the police having a little compassion for a guy who didn't harm anyone but himself. Being stupid or impulsive is not only not a crime, but something you have little to no control over.
jody jules August 28, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Thank you Steve. A little common (un)common decency for a change.
Cityslacka August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Why didn't he just call a toe-truck for assistance?
Aaron August 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Michael scott aka abercrombie, I believe you have a few duis yourself. The pot shouldnt call the kettle black. And the rest of the typewriter toughguys,ill be sure to kick you when you are down. The man made a bad mistake that can never be fixed. I hope the best for the bunas during the recovery process
Lizette August 28, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Aaron you are a real smart man. Just reading all these lame comments kinda pissed me off until I came across your comment. Seriously people, typewriter tough guys & black pots.. try to think of this guy’s family. What is that was your relative or family member? So sad to know their son or brother made such a huge mistake that it took a limb from him. I dont think he "got what he deserved" thats just ignorant. I'm glad no one else was hurt & he will get the help he needs to try living a sober life. Funny thing is I bet all of you commenting fools drink and drive all the time if not on occasion. You know you do, but go ahead and keep talking smack. Buzzed driving is drunk driving & soon the next Patch story could be about YOU lol...
Tahoe22 August 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Cityslacka, he didn't want to foot the bill.
Ferrari August 29, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Tahoe22 you are terribly unfunny, nor are you original...
Huh August 30, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Jody Jules-- I've done all that. Just never dragged my foot out a door whilst driving drunk in reverse!
Jason Reyes September 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I know exactly who Jon Buna is.. I went to school with him and known him since middle school. Him and his whole family are IDIOTS. Case in point: Father suing Self Storage for son's fuck up. None of them have ever been held accountable for their own stupid actions. Mommy and daddy didn't beat them enough when they were young. I doubt he will learn from this because he is simply a moron. But as a firefighter/paramedic.. I think all drink drivers are morons!


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