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Man disobeys Big Four Bridge rules, injures officer

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An Alabama man was arrested for disobeying rules at the Big Four Bridge and consequently injuring an officer in the process.

A large sign at the beginning of the ramp says, “No scooters/mopeds.”

Police say around 10 p.m. on July 12, a single headlight on a small moped could be seen heading towards Louisville on the pedestrian bridge. As Matthew Markley, 40, approached the end, an officer shouted ‘stop, police.’

According to an arrest report, Markley didn’t stop and drove into the officer’s hand, causing minor injuries to his fingers as he tried to detain the moped.

Markley refused to obey officers and resisted arrest. Police say he smelled like alcohol and admitted to having several shots before riding his moped on the bridge.

Markley is being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, menacing, resisting arrest and assault.

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