Wednesday, December 7, 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Struck While Assisting a Disabled Vehicle

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 he was struck by a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed, the driver of the striking vehicle, Michael Austin Mattingly, age 21, of Mechanicsville, left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck the disabled vehicle, which subsequently struck Corporal Carberry. 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 with Driving Under the Influence.

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.

 Michael Austin Mattingly



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