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Scottie Scheffler’s arraignment date rescheduled to June 3 – Golf News

By admin May21,2024

Scottie Scheffler’s arraignment date has been postponed by almost two weeks until Monday, June 3.

The world number one had been due to be arraigned on Tuesday following his arrest during the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

According to multiple reports, the Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said: “Today, over the objection of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, the District Judge presiding in the case of Mr Scheffler granted the defendant’s attorney’s motion to continue Mr Scheffler’s arraignment from May 21 to June 3 at 9am.

“Our office continues to gather information in the case.”

Scheffler, the current Masters champion, was arrested ahead of his second round at the US PGA after trying to drive into Valhalla in heavy traffic caused by an earlier, unrelated crash in which a male pedestrian died after being struck by a shuttle bus.

Screen grab taken from the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections of Scottie Scheffler’s mugshot. 

According to the police report, Detective Bryan Gillis stopped Scheffler’s car and “attempted to give instruction” to the player, who allegedly refused to comply and “accelerated forward, dragging Detective Gillis to the ground”.

Screen grab taken with permission from a video captured by ESPN/Jeff Darlington. World number one Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police for reportedly attempting to get around a traffic jam caused by a fatal accident near Valhalla.

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.

Reports on Sunday suggested the charges would be dropped, with Scheffler’s lawyer insisting his client was prepared to go to trial if that was not the case.


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