Louisville Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Pro Golfer Scottie Scheffler

A Louisville judge has dismissed charges against professional golfer Scottie Scheffler, even though more video was released today of Scheffler’s arrest prior to last week’s PGA Championship.

Scheffler was arrested outside Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky in the early morning hours of Friday, May 17. Police say he refused orders to stop his vehicle, injuring one officer.

The second video shows an angle from a police dashcam.

Police officials said Scheffler will be charged with three counts of second-degree assault for allegedly dragging the officer with his vehicle.

But on Wednesday, just before the golfer’s scheduled court hearing, the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office in Louisville, Kentucky, announced it would not pursue any charges and a judge dismissed the case.

“Based on the totality of the evidence, my office cannot move forward with the prosecution of the charges against Mr. Scheffler,” Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said. SaidAccording to ESPN, “The evidence supports what Scheffler said was a ‘big misunderstanding.’ The evidence we reviewed shows that detectives [Bryan] “Gillis was concerned about public safety at the scene when he contacted Scheffler. However, the evidence regarding Scheffler’s actions and interactions during this misunderstanding does not meet the elements of any criminal conduct.”

Scheffler’s lawyer, Steve Romines, fired back when reporters asked why Scheffler had admitted to dragging the officer with his car after his arrest.

The same day the charges were dropped, further video of the arrest was released in which the golfer appears to admit to many of the charges levelled at him by police.

Scheffler will next compete in the Memorial Tournament next week at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

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