Golf cart hits trooper, man arrested at US Open

From Staff ReportsJune 15, 2014 

— The N.C. State Highway Patrol charged a Wilmington man with multiple charges after a trooper was hit by a golf cart Saturday at the U.S. Open, the N.C. Department of Public Safety reported.

Trooper C.A. Smith charged Thomas Lineberry, 59, with felony assault on a law enforcement officer; felony hit and run; driving while impaired; and resist, obstruct and delay.

A magistrate gave Lineberry a $3,000 secured bond. He posted bond Saturday night.

Trooper Ryan A. Goodin was treated at the SHP medical trailer for a minor leg injury and released.

Trooper Goodin is assigned to the Statesville Office and has been one of approximately 170 troopers assisting with security at the U.S. Open.

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