Drunk man drives golf cart into state trooper at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. -- The State Highway Patrol says an intoxicated 59-year-old man driving a golf cart hit a trooper at the U.S. Open Championships.

The accident happened Saturday night.

Thomas Lineberry is facing multiple charges, including Felony Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer; Felony Hit and Run; Driving While Impaired; and Resist, Obstruct and Delay.

Lineberry posted bond Saturday night.

Trooper Ryan A. Goodin was treated for a minor leg injury.

About 170 troopers are working security at the U.S. Open.


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