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U.S. Open golf cart driver arrested

Police arrested a golf cart driver at the U.S. Open on Saturday after he drove into a state trooper.
By Danielle Haynes   |   June 16, 2014 at 7:41 AM   |   Comments

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PINEHURST, N.C., June 16 (UPI) -- A 59-year-old Wilmington, N.C., man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly drove a golf cart into a North Carolina state trooper at the U.S. Open Championship.

Thomas Lineberry was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, felony hit and run, driving while impaired, and resist, obstruct and delay, and was released from jail on a $3,000 bond.

He is accused of striking Trooper Ryan Goodin with a golf cart. Goodin sustained a minor leg injury.

Lineberry was driving the cart for NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie and was told by Goodin to stop before the trooper was struck.

"We are aware of the incident and will refrain from commenting further until we have all of the facts and the volunteer involved has an opportunity to share his case in court. He is no longer assisting the production," an NBC Sports spokesman said.

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