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Old 06-15-2014, 10:21 AM
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Can't wait to see this on the next episode of COPS....lol


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NBC analyst Roger Maltbie's golf cart driver has been charged with assault after running over a highway patrol officer at the US Open, officials said yesterday.
Driver Tommy Lineberry allegedly refused to stop on the tee when ordered by a North Carolina Highway Patrolman, before driving over the officer's foot at Pinehurst Golf Course yesterday.
Incredible photographs show the patrolman chasing after the buggy before leaping on the back, gripping the 59-year-old driver's neck and shoulders from behind.
Maltbie ran to the aid of his friend and colleague as he was handcuffed.
'This is a new one,' Maltbie said, as he walked down the 11th fairway. 'I’ve been to a couple of rodeos and a county fair and I’ve never had this happen.'


The bizarre incident occurred as US Open leader Martin Kaymer teed off on the 11th hole and the trooper was holding traffic behind a walkway.
The officer allegedly told Lineberry, whose job was to drive Maltbie around the course, to stay put. He refused.
An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the incident heard Lineberry tell the trooper, 'I'm supposed to get the cart to Roger.'


The trooper, just inches from Lineberry's face, responded: 'When a state trooper tells you to stop, THAT'S what you're supposed to do'.
After arresting Lineberry, the trooper asked for any the names of witnesses, and three people in the gallery immediately handed him their business cards.


Lineberry was taken to Moore County jail and 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 North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pam Walker.
An official at the jail said Lineberry was not in custody Saturday night but had no further details.
Dan Higgins, a spokesman for NBC's Golf Channel, told fayobserver.com late Saturday the broadcasting company had not seen the incident report and had no comment.



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Old 06-15-2014, 10:26 AM
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Driving while impaired.

Douchebag. Just wait a minute.
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Got to be more to this story.

Hoping someone gives kaymer a run for his money today.
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NC State Troopers are generally jerks. Like this one.
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Driving while impaired? He was not on a public road or thoroughfare! Sorry, there is no law regarding driving on private property. No jurisdiction.
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I'm looking at the private property issue myself. COP may have been on OT at the request of the course, should be something to see play out, my guess is it will go away quietly.

Still you stop and stay when instructed to.
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Driving while impaired? He was not on a public road or thoroughfare! Sorry, there is no law regarding driving on private property. No jurisdiction.
I was wondering about that....?

Saw this on the net..

http://dui.drivinglaws.org/resources/golf-cart-dui.htm


Do You Need Insurance and Registration?
In most states golf carts are exempt from insurance and registration requirements. For example, in Delaware, a golf cart that operates only on private property does not have to be insured. In Texas, as in many states, golf carts are considered “low-speed” vehicles (that operate between 15 and 25 miles per hour) and registration is not required for use on a golf course, in master planned communities, to and from a golf course, or to cross intersections. Only if golf carts are modified to go faster than 25 mph, do states typically require registration and insurance. However, note that the federal government has a lower bar and requires that any low-speed vehicle (that operates at speeds higher than 20 mph) must be equipped with certain safety features.
Can You Be Convicted of a DUI on a Golf Cart?
Yes, in most states, you can be convicted of DUI while driving a golf cart. Either the golf cart is categorized as a motor vehicle for DUI purposes or the court stretches the rules because you’re operating the cart in an area open for use by other vehicles – for example on a street, in a parking lot, etc. In other words, even though a golf cart is not considered a motor vehicle for purposes of registration or insurance, it may still be considered as a motor vehicle for purposes of “operating a motor vehicle under the influence.” For example, that was the way a court recently ruled in Missouri (Covert v. DOR).
Do the Police Actually Arrest People for DUIs in Golf Carts?
Yes, below are some recent examples:
A 50-year-old Nebraska man was arrested, accused of drunken driving in a golf cart at a lake after one of his passengers fell off the cart injuring his head.
A drummer in rock star Ted Nugent’s band was arrested in Bangor, Maine, after security officers stopped him for driving while intoxicated in a golf cart that he had “borrowed” from the concert venue.
An Ohio man was arrested for a DUI after stealing a golf cart and attempting to drive to his friend’s wedding. Like many of those arrested for golf cart DUIs, he explained to the arresting office that he was not supposed to be driving because of prior violations.
A South Carolina police officer (a county deputy) was arrested for a DUI while operating a golf cart on a county road late one Saturday night.
A 46-year old California man was arrested on DUI charges just before midnight Saturday on a path in a gated development in southern Nevada county. The man failed to make a turn properly and the cart flipped, pinning him underneath.
And outside the U.S., Actor Bill Murray, who had been attending a golf in Sweden, was arrested after cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart. Murray allegedly refused the breathalyzer test claiming it violated American law.

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When a cop tells you to stop, it is generally a good idea. He is the law, he has a gun. The trooper probably thought it was not safe to move the cart. Who cares what he was thinking, he told the guy to stop.

Also, drinking on the job is not good idea. I can only imagine the liability if the cart driver had accidentally plowed into the crowd.

I would be pissed if some jerk ran over my foot. Of course, I wouldn't have tried to stop the cart with my foot.
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Good grief.
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You WILL do as I say!,I'm a state trooper !
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
NC State Troopers are generally jerks. Like this one.
Generalize much?
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Driving while impaired? He was not on a public road or thoroughfare! Sorry, there is no law regarding driving on private property. No jurisdiction.


As you are in GA a DUI may be made anywhere in GA, no private property exceptions.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
I'm looking at the private property issue myself. COP may have been on OT at the request of the course, should be something to see play out, my guess is it will go away quietly.

Still you stop and stay when instructed to.
I'd agreeon the private property thing. There is a very short list of traffic laws applicable in parking lots....none that I know of on private property in NC.

I believe the DWI will go away....the assault charge might stick, depending on how a judge sees it. I wasn't there and don't like to comment on LEOs actions unless they're blatantly wrong. I will go so far as to say, there may have been a slight over reaction by trooper.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
As you are in GA a DUI may be made anywhere in GA, no private property exceptions.
There was a case back home (in NC), on a college campus, where a campus officer arrested a student for DWI. A superior court judge ruled that DWI laws did not apply on private property. However, on private property with public access, like Walmart parking lots, DWI laws do apply.
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Originally Posted by beatcop49 View Post
There was a case back home (in NC), on a college campus, where a campus officer arrested a student for DWI. A superior court judge ruled that DWI laws did not apply on private property. However, on private property with public access, like Walmart parking lots, DWI laws do apply.

Quite possible, I can only speak to GA as the poster indicated he was in GA, not the original OP.


(a) A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while:
There is no distinction as to public or private property in the GA statute.

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Good grief.
This.....
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I'm sure running the guy down, jumping on the cart and subduing him wasn't disruptive to the players at all.
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If this guy gets convicted of drunk driving a golf cart, I can only imagine how many arrests there will be of DUI and open container laws at every golf course in the state.
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I wonder why the Trooper didn't move his foot before a golf cart ran over it. I would really like to see a diagram of the incident.
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
NC State Troopers are generally jerks. Like this one.
That's generally their on-duty persona, goes a long ways when patrolling/making traffic stops alone with generally no back up readily available.

I've been acquaintances with more than a couple over the years and seeing the on/off duty difference is interesting.
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