A man at the US Open was charged with DWI on Saturday after he allegedly ran over a state trooper’s foot. The unidentified man was driving NBC’s Roger Maltbie around Pinehurst when he ran over a trooper’s foot leaving a tee area. Then a chase too place. Via 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.
According to the Fay Observer, the man was charged with driving while impared. The man had driven for Maltbie at the 1999 and 2005 US Opens and had apparently known him since his rookie year on tour. Maltbie had to call his producers for a new driver.
“This is a new one,” Maltbie said walking down the 11th fairway. “I’ve been to a couple of rodeos and a county fair and I’ve never had this happen.”
That’s Pinehurst No. 2 for you.
[Unrelated golf cart image by USA TODAY Sports Images]
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