Scottie Scheffler 'to move on' after charges dropped

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STORY: :: Golfer Scottie Scheffler's attorney is 'pleased'

after all charges were dropped in court

:: May 29, 2024

:: Steven Romines, Attorney for Scottie Scheffler

"We were pleased that the case was dismissed today, obviously was dismissed without prejudice or with prejudice, which is something that we required. We were prepared to go forward and litigate this matter. We were also prepared to litigate the case civilly. // He's happy it's over. He wants to move on. He's still the best golfer in the world. So there's a lot to be said for that."

:: Louisville, Kentucky

:: Scheffler was arrested for attempting to drive around

backed up traffic during a pedestrian fatality investigation

In a brief court hearing on Wednesday, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell said there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case against Scheffler, who was charged on May 17 with four counts, including felony second-degree assault on a police officer.

Scheffler was arrested for allegedly attempting to drive around traffic that was backed up due to a pedestrian fatality investigation outside Valhalla Golf Club. He was released from jail in time to compete in the tournament.

Attorney Steve Romines said Scheffler was unaware at the time that a fatality had occurred and was directed, as other players were, on how to proceed into Valhalla.

Romines also said Scheffler, who is in the midst of a remarkable season of golf, would not be filing a civil lawsuit and wanted to focus on his career rather than get distracted by litigation.