Photos: NBC cart driver arrested, handcuffed at Pinehurst (Updated)
By Sam Weinman
PINEHURST, N.C. -- A sidebar to Saturday's third round of the U.S. Open was the arrest of a cart driver for NBC who reportedly ignored the instructions of a state trooper on the 11th hole.
The Associated Press said the man
, area resident Tommy Lineberry, was taken to Moore County jail and charged after the cart he was driving for on-course reporter Roger Maltbie struck the trooper in the leg, and then didn't respond to the officer's instructions to stop.
"When a state trooper tells you to stop, THAT'S what you're supposed to do," the trooper told Lineberry, according to the report.
Update, Sunday 3:30 p.m.:According to North Carolina Highway Patrol spokeswoman Pam Walker, Lineberrry was arrested on four felony counts: assault of a law enforcement officer; hit and run with personal injury; driving while impaired; and resisting, obstructing, and delaying a public officer. Walker said the DWI charge was for "possible impairment from drugs." Lineberry was released on $3,000 bail.
Here's the sequence of Lineberry being taken into custody, as captured by Golf Digest photographer Charles Laberge.