Nashville man charged after June ATV accident

HAMBLEN TWP. — A Nashville man now faces three misdemeanors for driving while intoxicated after an ATV accident in June which injured him.

According to a probable cause affidavit by Indiana Conservation Cpl. Brent Bohbrink, Jacob Riggen, 24, was riding a 2015 Can-Am 450 on a friend’s private property in the 4000 block of Vaught Road when the accident occurred.

His friend was riding ahead of him when he stopped and realized Riggen wasn’t behind him anymore. After waiting for him to show up, the friend turned around and found Riggen unconscious next to his ATV, said Angela Goldman, then-public information officer for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

At the time, Riggen had no recollection of what happened.

Riggen was not wearing a helmet or any protective gear. He received a concussion and was unconscious “for a small time,” Goldman said. He was transferred by ambulance to Johnson Memorial Hospital and was later released, she said.

A blood test administered about two hours after the accident showed Riggen’s blood-alcohol content to be 0.23, nearly three times the legal limit, a police report said.

He was charged Jan. 9 with three alcohol-related misdemeanors.