Moped rider arrested for DUI, battery after hitting female firefighter

Matthew D. Mattingly

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a man is in custody after hitting a female firefighter in the face and driving drunk.

ISP officials say that Friday night, at approximately 6:50, Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township Fire Department responded to the parking lot of Gardos Italian Oven restaurant located at 13220 Darmstadt Road after 911 received a call that a male had fallen off a moped and was injured.

The moped rider was identified as Matthew D. Mattingly, 31, of Vincennes. Mattingly was intoxicated and was unable to submit to standard field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a chemical test. As Scott Township firefighters were checking Mattingly for injuries, he struck a female firefighter in the face.

Mattingly resisted arrest and made threats toward law enforcement. He was taken into custody and transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

There is no word on the condition of the firefighter.

Arrested and Charges:

Matthew D. Mattingly, 31, Vincennes, IN
Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Class 6 Felony
Battery against a Public Safety Official, Class 6 Felony
Intimidation, Class 6 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor
Arresting Officers: Troopers John Davis and Alex Vennekotter, Indiana State Police