Vincennes man arrested after attempted escape during OWI investigation

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KNOX COUNTY, Ind. — A Vincennes man is facing attempted escape charges after trying to flee from an OWI blood draw.

According to Indiana State Police, Matthew Patton, 25, of Vincennes, “displayed signs of impairment” when he was pulled over for a defective headlight on his truck. After Patton failed a field sobriety test, officers searched his truck and found a pill that was later found to be amphetamine.

While at Good Samaritan Hospital for a blood test, Patton fled the room and ran toward the emergency department before a trooper caught up to him. After what was described by police as a “brief struggle,” Patton was handcuffed and transported to the Knox County Jail.

He is facing charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, attempted escape and resisting law enforcement.

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