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2014 US Open: Man gets DWI after hitting state trooper with golf cart

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Roger Maltbie's golf cart driver got a DWI on Saturday. (Getty Images)
Roger Maltbie's golf cart driver got a DWI on Saturday. (Getty Images)

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I've seen a lot of crazy things at a lot of golf tournaments but I'm not sure if I've ever seen this. A man at the 2014 US Open who was driving NBC's Roger Maltbie around the course got a DWI on Saturday for driving the course under the influence of alcohol.

According to GolfWeek the story was as bizarre as it sounds.

"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.'"

The Fayeteville Observer said the man was charged for a number of things.

"Thomas Lineberry, 59, of Wilmington, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, hit and run, driving while impaired and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer, according to Pam Walker, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety."

Pretty wild stuff from Pinehurst. Certainly wilder than this tournament.

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