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Evansville Police: Driver Arrested for DUI After Hitting Patrol Vehicle

Philip Michael Mammoser of Newburgh - Vanderburgh County Jail

Officers with the Evansville Police Department say that an intoxicated driver crashed into their patrol vehicle while they were directing traffic near the scene of a crash on I-69 Wednesday night.

Posted: May 27, 2021 5:53 AM
Updated: May 27, 2021 8:36 AM

A Newburgh man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday night after police say he hit an Evansville Police Department patrol vehicle while officers were directing traffic at the scene of a separate crash.

Two EPD Officers said they were busy directing traffic near the scene of a crash on I-69, where a car had crashed head-on into a semi-truck around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The officers said that as they were standing outside directing approaching traffic to turn around, one driver failed to stop and ran into their patrol vehicle.

Once they made contact with that driver, who was identified as 25-year-old Philip Michael Mammoser of Newburgh, officers said he had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet, and that the odor of alcohol was detected. 

Police say Mammoser admitted to drinking at an earlier point, and that during a search of the vehicle, a clear plastic bag containing mushrooms was found in the center console.

Mammoser was charged with OMVWI and possession of a schedule drug. He was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail where he remains on no bond.

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