Wash. troopers use PIT maneuver on fleeing golf cart
Authorities said the driver was “in distress” and trying get on the highway in the wrong direction
By Suzie Ziegler
SEATTLE — An unusual pursuit over the weekend inspired state troopers to take drastic measures. The unusual part? The driver was in a golf cart.
According to Trooper Rick Johnson, a “female in distress” led police on a short pursuit in the golf cart. When the driver tried to get on the highway in the wrong direction, a trooper used a PIT maneuver.
Johnson shared a photo of a Club Car on its side.
“First time in my 30 years we had a short golf cart pursuit,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Minor injuries and the trooper prevented her from causing serious injuries to herself and others.”
Johnson said the driver was taken to the hospital for an involuntary evaluation. Police didn’t say how the driver came by the golf cart.
#FirstTime in my 30 years we had a short golf cart pursuit. Female in distress tried to get on SR 167 the wrong way and a @wastatepatrol trooper used a PIT maneuver to prevent her from entering the freeway. She was taken to the hospital for an involuntary evaluation. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/7ppofLLOXf— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) September 19, 2021