Sunday, June 15, 2014

NBC analyst's driver charged with DWI for hitting trooper with golf cart at U.S. Open: Report

That loud commotion by the 11th tee right after U.S. Open leader Martin Kaymer teed off Saturday had nothing to do with the board leader's lie. It had to do with an angry North Carolina Highway Patrolman and the arrest of NBC golf analyst Roger Maltbie’s cart driver.

The man behind the wheel of Maltbie's roving golf cart at the U.S. Open was arrested after driving it into a state trooper, said a North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson.

Cart driver Tommy Lineberry was taken from Pinehurst Golf Course to the Moore County jail and charged with driving while impaired and resisting an officer, according to authorities.





Maltbie was walking with the final group of Martin Kaymer and Brendon Todd when the incident is said to have occurred. Lineberry's job is to drive Maltbie to get in position for the next shots.

The officer was not hurt but really upset because, according to him, the driver ran over his foot when leaving the tee area. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the incident heard Lineberry tell the trooper, "I'm supposed to get the cart to Roger" and took off.

The cop then chased after the cart on sandy surface just outside the gallery ropes while yelling, “Stop! Stop!” and “Come back here.”

"When a state trooper tells you to stop, THAT'S what you're supposed to do," the trooper responded, inches from Lineberry's face after he climbed into the back of the cart and put his arms around the driver's shoulders.



Maltbie came over to try to help his friend and colleague to no avail.

“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.”

NBC Sports is aware of the incident but declined further comment.

21 comments:

  1. Well Well Well I guess not everyone gets to be rich and entitled, How shameful that Maltbie was trying to help the dude out, Nobodys above the law! That is except the Obama administration!

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    1. This is sports bro leave you high brow politics up your ass d bag

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    2. you sound as dumb as the trooper who (with a bad foot) ran after the golf cart. Typical cop mentality

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    3. Wow

      you can always tell the simple minded ones, always toeing the party line because they cant think for themselves

      What a sad little life you must lead

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    4. What if he ran over a little kid? Drunk during the tournament is reprehensible!!!

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    5. Go back to your cave you pudding head teabagger. How about you practice your simpleton rage to the mirror before showcasing what a tool you are to everyone else. No need to bring your faux news gestapo style propaganda into a sports article.

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    6. Most humans as Authority figures are pretty much full of themselves anyway. Troopers, Politicians, you name it. It's usually a bunch of egotistical Bullshit. RIch

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  2. Trooper blows it out of proportion. Ran over his foot? Let it go. Look at the trumped up charges, so silly. Suck it up, trooper.

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  3. I don't blame Maltby for trying to help Him at all but the guy got what He deserved. When the Trooper said stop, He means it. The guy might have continued on and really hurt someone seriously.

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  4. DUI for a golf cart???? Unreal. And isn't a golf course private property? What jurisdiction is there to arrest for DUI on private property? It certainly isn't a public road. The trooper needs to be sued for false arrest. It is his fault for putting his foot in the way of a golf cart. Trooper should be fired for being overzealous, stupid, full of himself, and an asshole.

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    1. There are several things that a driver can be arrested for on private or public property. DUI is one of them. Please educate yourself and save yourself the embarassment of your ignorance of the law.

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  5. No fucking way that sticks. Golf cart, private property, was there a blood test? Too many things stacked against this gung ho asshole cop.

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    1. lol...chicken s hit wont say your name and you talk s hit..lol..idiot.

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  6. WTF? How did you manage to turn this into a rant... wow.

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  7. Ignorant comments by ignorant people. In N.C. an arrest can be made on private property for DUI and a golf cart is considered a vehicle.

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  8. If the guy was impaired he shouldn't be driving anything and Maltbie should have either reported him or got another driver.

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  9. F*** that cop! The guy had a job to do and the highway patrol man's poor little ego was hurt so he had to be a complete A-Hole.

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    1. Not that I hope it happens, but suppose the driver of the cart ran over the foot of your wife, or daughter. I'm sure you'd tell them, "Suck it up honey. The guy has a job to do."
      Dolt.

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  10. The long arm of good old Johnny Law reaching out to the US Open to mete out justice! By Gawd, this is North Carolina and YOU ARE IMPAIRED SIR, for running over my foot whilst I had a big old Carolina Dog (or somebody's weener) in my GAWD damn mouth! Haven't you been watching the NEWS? By gawd, we can arrest anybody, anytime, don't matter whether you're driving a golf cart or a toy wagon! What a bunch of stupid shit this is...some old boy acting as if he's saving the people. If they start arresting drunks on golf carts, THEY NEED TO GET SOME BIGGER GAWD DAMN JAILS.

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  11. Must be the finer Southern Pine Cops poaching a non-local volunteer. Beware out of towners, don't go to the Southern Pines bars, there are crooked cops looking for rental cars and out of town plates.

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