Scheffler’s arraignment postponed

golf20 May 2024 18:55| © Reuters
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Scottie Scheffler © Gallo Images

Scottie Scheffler's arraignment scheduled for Tuesday morning in Louisville, Kentucky, has been postponed until June 3.

Louisville television station WLKY reported that the attorney for Scheffler, Steve Romines, filed a motion to delay and it was granted by a district judge over the objection of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell.

Romines said Scheffler would not have been present on Tuesday but likely would be on June 3, according to WLKY.

Scheffler was arrested in the pre-dawn hours on Friday, shortly after arriving at the golf course, and charged with felony assault of a police officer. He was also charged with third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic. Louisville police said an officer was "dragged to the ground" by a vehicle driven by Scheffler, who was trying to bypass a backup caused by the fatal accident earlier that morning.

Romines, hired on Friday to represent Scheffler, told reporters that the golfer "didn't do anything wrong".

"He was following the instructions of another traffic control officer and trying to get into the facility to warm up and work out," Romines said.

Scheffler was released from custody after being booked at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections after his mug was shot taken while wearing an orange jail-issued jumpsuit. He was released in time to make his tee time, which was pushed back by 80 minutes for all players because of the traffic jam that resulted from the accident.

Scheffler finished T8 in the event after shooting a final round 65 on Sunday.

Louisville police confirmed on Saturday night that the body camera of Officer Bryan Gillis was not in operation during the incident.