U.S. Open Golf Cart Driver Gets DWI After Running Over Cop’s Foot


Here’s one you probably haven’t heard before: An intoxicated golf cart driver gets arrested, charged with a DWI after running over a cop’s foot at the 2014 U.S. Open. Now you’ve heard it all.

Thomas Lineberry, the cart driver for NBC reporter Roger Maltbie, allegedly ran over the foot of a North Carolina state trooper at the 11th hole of Pinehurst No. 2, and then the high speed chase started.

Per Jeff Rude of Golf Week:

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

The officer 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.

“This is a new one,” Maltbie said while walking down the 11th fairway at Pinehurst No. 2. “I’ve been to a couple of rodeos and a county fair, and I’ve never had this happen.”

Here’s a picture that was tweeted out during play.

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