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Police: Suspected drunk driver heading to pick up children from school

Donald L. Mattingly (Source: LMDC) Donald L. Mattingly (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A traffic stop landed a man in jail after police found that he was driving intoxicated and should not have been driving at all.

Around 3:40 p.m. Sept. 18, an officer pulled over a Chrysler Caravan after the driver made a U-turn in the 2700 block of Garland Avenue and failed to signal a turn from garland onto 28th Street. the officer said the driver, Donald L. Mattingly, 35, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and slurred speech.

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After being told to get out of the vehicle, the officer said Mattingly was unsteady on his feet and failed all field sobriety tests.

Mattingly told police he had a few drinks while out to lunch with his boss. Police also discovered his drivers license was suspended.

Police charged Mattingly with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and failure to signal. He is also being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on an outstanding bench warrant.

Mattingly told police he was on the way to pick up his children from school.

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