Scottie Scheffler Reflects on Arrest and Legal Battle: Charges Dismissed, Relief Elusive

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler discusses the dismissal of charges related to his arrest during the PGA Championship. Despite the charges being formally dropped, Scheffler admits the incident has been traumatic and will remain a significant part of his year. Legal action against Louisville police is unlikely despite the evidence in his favor.


PTI | Dublin | Updated: 05-06-2024 09:30 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 09:30 IST
Scottie Scheffler Reflects on Arrest and Legal Battle: Charges Dismissed, Relief Elusive
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Scottie Scheffler, Masters champion, revealed he learned five days before the charges were dismissed that they would be dropped. He admitted that it marked only the beginning of moving past the traumatic incident.

Criminal charges were dismissed on May 29, two weeks after images of Scheffler's arrest at Valhalla Golf Club surfaced. His attorney informed him on May 24 that there was substantial evidence in their favor, making the dismissal a formality. Still, the experience was far from over for Scheffler.

The charges stemmed from a fatal pedestrian accident, with Scheffler accused of assaulting a police officer with his vehicle. Surveillance footage released later showed part of the incident, but missing initial contact raised questions. Scheffler's mug shot remains indelible, and legal action is unlikely despite strong evidence.

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