Moped rider arrested for DUI, battery after striking female firefighter

Matthew Mattingly. (Photo: Indiana State Police)

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – A Vincennes man was arrested for DUI and battery after hitting a firefighter Friday night.

Around 6:50 p.m., 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.

Police say the moped rider, identified as Matthew Mattingly, 31, of Vincennes, was intoxicated and was unable to submit to standard field sobriety tests. Police say 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, according to ISP.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Mattingly's charges include:

  • 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