Police: Drunk driver crashes, heads straight to dealership to try to sell damaged car with missing tire
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Police say they arrested a driver who was 3.5 times the legal alcohol limit after at least five people called 911.
Officers say the calls started coming in around 4:40 p.m. Monday.
They say witnesses reported seeing a SUV hit the median of the Lloyd Expressway near the Main Street exit. They say the crash caused a flat tire and the car to smoke, but the driver kept going.
Other callers say the driver was all over the road and now missing a front tire.
They say he eventually stopped at a car dealership and appeared “super drunk.”
Employees told police the driver, 30-year-old Jordon Mattingly, was trying to sell his SUV.
Police say he had swelling and scratches as if he had just been in a crash.
They say Mattingly smelled of alcohol and almost fell several times. Officers say he tested .291 on a portable breath test.
Police say inside his SUV, they found Four Loko cans and a can of White Claw.
Mattingly is facing several charges.
He is the son of the manager for the Miami Marlins and former professional baseball player, Don Mattingly.
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