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Scottie Scheffler arrested before PGA Championship



Scottie Scheffler arrested before PGA Championship

Pro golfer Scottie Scheffler dragged a uniformed officer to the ground after attempting to drive past the scene of an accident Friday morning, according to a Louisville Metro Police Department report obtained by CNN affiliate WLKY.

Scheffler was trying to gain access to the golf course when he was stopped by an officer wearing a full police uniform and a yellow reflective rain jacket, the report says. The officer, identified as Detective Bryan Gillis, stopped Scheffler and tried to give instructions.

“Subject refused to comply and accelerated forward, dragging Detective Gillis to the ground,” the report states.

The detective experienced pain, swelling and abrasions to his left wrist and knee, and was taken to the hospital for further treatment, the report adds.

Scheffler was charged with felony second-degree assault on a police officer, along with lesser charges of third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic, according to Jefferson County court records. He has since been released from custody.

What Scheffler has said: The golfer said in a statement earlier Friday that he didn’t mean to disregard instructions and that it had been a “big misunderstanding” in the “chaotic situation” surrounding the crash investigation.

CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed reporting to this post.

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