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Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

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Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by bmw » Fri May 17, 2024 10:54 am

Whoops.

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/40 ... ampionship
World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Friday morning after trying to drive into the entrance of Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this week's PGA Championship.

Traffic outside the golf course had been stopped after a man was struck and killed by a shuttle bus around 5 a.m. ET.

Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic. The assault charge is a felony; the others are misdemeanors.
If you go on to read the article, it sounds to me like Scheffler is making excuses and not taking accountability for his actions.



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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Honeyman » Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am

Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by craig11152 » Fri May 17, 2024 12:27 pm

Honeyman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
Or a a guy who thinks he is above the law. It was a FATAL ACCIDENT and those can take hours to sort out. My daughter has been to many. It's not just " who gets a ticket?". It's about accident reconstruction by a specialized detective to determine whether a crime was committed and what level of crime.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Rate This » Fri May 17, 2024 12:34 pm

Honeyman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
If it's a fatal accident and the road looks closed and then the cops start waving at you frantically... GAME OVER. It sounds to me like he was getting there and getting there NOW and went apeshit trying to get around the scene.

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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Matt » Fri May 17, 2024 12:45 pm

craig11152 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 12:27 pm
Honeyman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
Or a a guy who thinks he is above the law. It was a FATAL ACCIDENT and those can take hours to sort out. My daughter has been to many. It's not just " who gets a ticket?". It's about accident reconstruction by a specialized detective to determine whether a crime was committed and what level of crime.
Wrong. The cops were fucking assholes: https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1 ... xZBbA&s=19

https://twitter.com/therealZNO/status/1 ... Y9nMA&s=19
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Honeyman » Fri May 17, 2024 1:30 pm

craig11152 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 12:27 pm
Honeyman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
Or a a guy who thinks he is above the law. It was a FATAL ACCIDENT and those can take hours to sort out. My daughter has been to many. It's not just " who gets a ticket?". It's about accident reconstruction by a specialized detective to determine whether a crime was committed and what level of crime.
Every time a PGA pro drives to a major there are major traffic back-ups and they are instructed to go around them in their marked vehicle. Obviously the situation was chaotic, it was dark, and by accounts Scheffler was unaware of the fatal accident that occurred (which points to a need for a timely notification system). I am not suggesting it was OK, but it is certainly understandable. There is a need for police in that situation to be clearly identified as such.

The fact that after this was all sorted out and Scottie was charged with a felony tells you something.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Matt » Mon May 20, 2024 8:45 am

Matt wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 12:45 pm
craig11152 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 12:27 pm
Honeyman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 11:07 am
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding to me and then a cop blew it out of proportion.
Or a a guy who thinks he is above the law. It was a FATAL ACCIDENT and those can take hours to sort out. My daughter has been to many. It's not just " who gets a ticket?". It's about accident reconstruction by a specialized detective to determine whether a crime was committed and what level of crime.
Wrong. The cops were fucking assholes: https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1 ... xZBbA&s=19

https://twitter.com/therealZNO/status/1 ... Y9nMA&s=19
Look who was right: https://golf.com/news/eyewitness-reveal ... ils/?amp=1
Wischusen said Scheffler was moving at a relatively slow speed — “the speed that you would drive a car if you were pulling up to the front gate of a place,” he said — and before pulling over had driven approximately the 10 or so yards that Darlington had estimated.

When Scheffler stopped the car, Wischusen said Gillis was visibly upset. “He runs up to the driver’s side, and with the butt end of his flashlight starts screaming, you know, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car’ — banging on the window — ‘shut the engine off, get out of the car. I’m a police officer.’”

The driver “peacefully” exited the car, Wischusen said, at which point the officer “put him up against the car and put him in handcuffs.” Said Wischusen: “That was when we realized — you know, all the way up until then we’re like, oh my God, whoever is in this car, there’s about to be an arrest of some sort. And then it was, ‘Oh my God, it’s Scottie Scheffler.”
Interesting that the ego-tripping cop didn't find time to turn on his bodycam in his time of rage.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Motown322 » Mon May 20, 2024 1:12 pm

You could see this coming on Friday morning... if it was a legit felony on a police officer charge there's no way they would've let him out of jail in time to tee off.

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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by craig11152 » Mon May 20, 2024 2:04 pm

Arraignment on June 3 as of this morning.

https://www.wdrb.com/news/scottie-schef ... 14e7b.html
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue May 21, 2024 7:33 am

Scheffler supposedly dragged an officer (perhaps unknowingly) after being ordered to stop the vehicle, and said officer required medical treatment. That's quite a bit different than simply stopping peacefully 10 yards beyond where the instruction to stop was issued.

Assuming the instruction was given, disobeyed and the officer was indeed dragged, the arrest is certainly appropriate, and so are criminal charges.

I have a feeling this will ultimately be plea bargained down to a misdemeanor with no jail or a suspended jail sentence that will be cancelled upon certain conditions being met, and Scheffler will receive a fine.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by TC Talks » Tue May 21, 2024 7:37 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 7:33 am
Scheffler supposedly dragged an officer (perhaps unknowingly) after being ordered to stop the vehicle, and said officer required medical treatment. That's quite a bit different than simply stopping peacefully 10 yards beyond where the instruction to stop was issued.
Is there video of this? That seems unlikely given the rate of speed.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue May 21, 2024 7:41 am

I would love to see video of the offense in question, but I've been unable to find any.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by moldyoldie » Tue May 21, 2024 9:57 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 7:41 am
I would love to see video of the offense in question, but I've been unable to find any.
Apparently the officer didn't have his body cam on.
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Re: Scottie Scheffler arrested for reckless driving and assaulting an officer

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri May 24, 2024 11:36 am

In the old days, all Scottie would have had to do was stop, tell the police who he was, if they didn't already know, and ask them if there was a way to help get him off the road safely to get to the event he needed to be at.

Here's a story from the late 1970s for all you U of M fans and alumni, who get three emails a day asking for donations to the alumni fund. Ricky Leach had to get to the stadium for a game, and there was a traffic obstruction along the expressway. He rolled down the window and told the police he was Ricky Leach and needed to get to the game. The police directed him to drive off the expressway, go across the grass, and get onto a surface road.

Seems like the police could have figured out a way avoid to avoid this situation. But athletes of all kinds can act like privileged jerks.
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