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Drunk Driver Tried to Sell Damaged Car Following Crash 

The son of a former major league baseball player was accused of crashing his car while driving with a BAC over three times the legal limit, and immediately attempting to sell the mangled vehicle. 

30-year-old Jordon Mattingly is the son of former Yankees first baseman and current Miami Marlins manager, Don Mattingly. 

Around 5:00 PM on May 30, Mattingly was reportedly driving around in a silver Honda SUV in Evansville, Indiana. 

According to reports, the Evansville Police Department began receiving calls from people informing them that they saw someone erratically driving a silver SUV. It was also reported that the driver hit the center divider and blew a tire. The callers reported that the person navigating the car kept driving the vehicle after the collision. 

The driver stopped in the parking lot at the D-Patrick Honda dealership. 

When police arrived, they reported that the man, identified as Mattingly, smelled like he had been drinking. He reportedly had a few scratches on his face, and the officers asserted that they came from when he allegedly slammed into the barrier. It was also reported that Mattingly was unable to steady himself while standing. 

The officers reported that Mattingly took a breath test at the scene, and his BAC was recorded as being .291. 

When the inside of the Honda was inspected, the authorities said they came across cans of flavored malt beverage, and cans of White Claw alcoholic seltzer. 

People working at the dealership reportedly told the officers that Mattingly was trying to get them to buy his damaged vehicle. 

It was reported that Mattingly told the police that the SUV obtained the damage a few days prior when he hit a pothole. 

He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, and Mattingly would not consent to a blood test for his BAC. 

Mattingly may face charges for two counts of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, one count of public drunkenness, and one count of refusal to submit to a chemical test. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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