Sunday, June 15, 2014

Golf cart driver arrested at U.S. Open after running over state trooper

On Saturday, an unidentified man at the U.S. Open was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after he reportedly ran over a state trooper's foot.

The man was driving NBC's Roger Maltbie around Pinehurst when the incident took place near a tee area. And then a chase ensued when the driver tried to speed away.

More on the story from Golfweek:

The officer was upset because, according to him, the driver ran over his foot when leaving the tee area. The cop then chased after the cart on sandy surface just outside the gallery ropes while yelling, “Stop! Stop!” and “Come back here.”

He finally caught up, climbed onto the back of the cart and put his arms around the driver’s neck and shoulders from behind. As Maltbie came over to try to help his friend and colleague, whose name he wouldn’t divulge, the patrolman handcuffed the man from behind and arrested him.

The man's arrest caused a headache for Maltbie as he had to phone his producers for a new driver.

Ah, just another normal day at the U.S. Open!

Via The Big Lead