Roger Maltbie's driver arrested for striking police officer with golf cart
Parparazzi U.S. Open

Roger Maltbie’s driver arrested for striking police officer with golf cart

roger-maltbie

Tommy Lineberry was trying to get to NBC Sports' on-course analyst Roger Maltbie on the 11th hole during Saturday's third round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. In the process, he reportedly ran over someone's foot, but kept driving despite their calls to stop. That person was a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer.

The officer tracked down Lineberry, who has driven for Maltbie and NBC Sports in the two prior U.S. Opens at Pinehurst, grabbed him around the neck and arrested him, according to Golfweek and Associated Press reports.


ADVERTISEMENT


Lineberry was arrested and taken to Moore County jail near Carthage, N.C., where he was later released on $3,000 bond. He was charged with four separate counts, including felony assault on a law enforcement officer; felony hit and run; driving while impaired; and resist, obstruct and delay.

Here's a look at the incident report, in which the officer diagrammed the incident.

NC State Highway Patrol U.S. Open Incident Diagram

THAT WAS FUN, RIGHT?!

Get more from GNN in your inbox, including great deals and contests!

If your email address disappears, it worked! We'll never sell your info.

LATEST VIDEOS

GNN Radio

FOLLOW ON TUNEIN:

GNN PLUS LOGIN

INDUSTRY NEWS FROM THE GOLF BIZ

RSS Feed Widget