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EPD: Gun, Drugs Found in 'Galaxy Car' With Driver Asleep at the Wheel

Police in Evansville said a gun, narcotics, and pills were found in the Thursday morning search of a Corvette that looked like a 'galaxy' after the driver and his passenger were found asleep at a traffic light with the engine still running.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 9:46 AM
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 6:20 PM

The Evansville Police Department says two people were arrested early Thursday morning after being found asleep in a Corvette described as "looking like a galaxy."

EPD says a concerned citizen called 911 around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday to report a Corvette being driven recklessly, speeding, and swerving down Morgan Avenue.

Evansville Police Department

Police say the caller described the vehicle as "looking like a galaxy”.

Officers found the attention-grabbing vehicle at the traffic light located at Boeke Road and Morgan Avenue.

It's there they say the driver and his passenger were found "sound asleep" with the engine of the vehicle still running - which EPD called "not acceptable in any galaxy."

The two occupants of the car were later identified by police as 24-year-old Ian Michael Mattson and 22-year-old Dalton Gregory Baker, both of Evansville.


Ian Mattson (Left) and Dalton Baker (Right)

EPD says that when officers woke the two up and investigated further, a loaded gun was found in addition to illegal narcotics and pills.


Gun confiscated by EPD Thursday

Mattson and Baker were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

As for the Corvette, EPD says it was an unregistered vehicle and that it was towed away.


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