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DWI charge brought against golf cart driver at U.S. Open

When one thinks of the series of events which lead to DWI charges being brought, one probably thinks of police pulling a car over out on a road. However, DWI cases can actually spring up from a wide variety of different types of circumstances. This can be seen from a recent DWI case, which arose from a place one probably wouldn't expect such a case to come out of, a golf course.

As our readers are likely aware, a major professional golf tournament, the U.S. Open, was recently held in Pinehurst, North Carolina. A golf cart driver at this tournament has now found himself facing legal trouble.

The individual in question is a 59-year-old man from Wilmington who drove a golf cart for an analyst with NBC Sports. Authorities allege that, on Saturday, a state trooper who was at the course told the driver to bring the golf cart to a stop, but the driver refused and ended up driving the golf cart over the trooper's foot.

The golf cart driver was subsequently arrested. Authorities allege that he was impaired at the time of the incident. The New York Daily News article which reported on the story made no mention of what type of substance police suspect the man was impaired by. Charges of driving while impaired, hit and run, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer were brought against the man.

As this case illustrates, DWI cases can sometimes be rather out of the ordinary. In any type of DWI case, experienced defense attorneys can look through the circumstances and issues involved and can help defendants determine how best to proceed given the specific situation.

Source: New York Daily News, "Driver of NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie's cart at U.S. Open arrested, charged with DWI after driving cart into cop," Hank Gola, June 15, 2014

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