DWI HIT PARADE: HERO COP HURT – St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Dep. Shaun Carberry saves life of motorist by shoving him out of the way of a DUI driver

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DWI HIT PARADE; Michael Mattingly charged with DUI after driving into and injuring St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Shaun Carberry

CHAPTICO, MD. — St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on December 7, 2016, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Corporal Shaun Carberry was assisting a disabled vehicle, a Pontiac Sunfire, on Chaptico Road in the area of Budds Creek Road, when a motor vehicle struck him. The investigation revealed, the driver of the striking vehicle, Michael Austin Mattingly, age 21, of 36671 Bethel Church Road, Mechanicsville, Md., left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck the disabled vehicle, which subsequently struck Corporal Carberry.

Michael Austin Mattingly hit hero cop – Cpl. Shaun Carberry while DUI in Chaptico

Corporal Shaun Carberry saved life of motorist by shoving him out of the way of DUI driver Michael Mattingly

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As Corporal Carberry saw the oncoming vehicle, he pushed the driver of the disabled vehicle out of harm’s way to avoid the driver being struck. The operator of the striking vehicle, Mattingly, remained on scene. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged by Deputy Carl Ball with Driving Under the Influence, reckless driving, failure to control speed in dangerous weather, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Corporal Carberry was transported to Prince George’s Hospital where he remains for the treatment of serious non-life threatening injuries.

Corporal Carberry was transported to Prince George’s Hospital where he remains for the treatment of serious non-life threatening injuries.

The Collision Unit Reconstruction Unit assisted patrol deputies with the preliminary investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Peacher at 301-475-4200, ext. *8065.