Wilmington golf cart driver facing charges for hitting Trooper at US Open


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Submitted: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:04pm
Updated: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:48pm By:

PINEHURST, NC (WWAY/AP) — A Wilmington man is facing felony charges after the NC Highway Patrol says he hit a trooper with a golf cart at the US Open tournament in Pinehurst Saturday and tried to get away.

Troopers say Thomas Lineberry, 59, who was a golf cart driver at the tournament, is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and hit and run, both felonies. He is also charged with driving while impaired and resisting arrest.

The state Department of Public Safety said Sunday that Trooper Ryan Goodin was treated for a minor leg injury. He was one of about 170 troopers helping with security at the four-day event scheduled to end Sunday.

State officials say Lineberry posted a $3,000 bond Saturday night.

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