State trooper hit by golf cart at U.S. Open
Posted June 15
Pinehurst, N.C. — A Wilmington man was arrested Saturday for allegedly hitting a state trooper with a golf cart at the U.S. Open Championship.
Thomas Howerton Lineberry, 59, is charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, felony hit and run, driving while impaired and resist, obstruct and delay. Lineberry was released from jail after posting a $3,000 bond Saturday night.
Lineberry is accused of hitting Trooper Ryan A. Goodin, who was treated at a medical trailer for a minor leg injury. Goodin had instructed Lineberry to stop before he was hit, according to multiple media reports. Lineberry was driving the cart for NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie, according to news reports.
Goodin, who is assigned to the Statesville office, is one of approximately 170 state troopers assisting with security during the U.S. Open Championships.