Soldier Run Over By Golf Cart After Music Dispute on Florida Course
A U.S. Army specialist suffered multiple fractures in his leg after he was run over with a golf cart during an altercation at a Florida course.
According to the Pensacola Police Department, Drew Glover, 35, was reportedly run over by Vicki Meloy, 50, on Aug. 12 at Osceola Golf Course in Pensacola, Fla., over a dispute that stemmed from loud music on the course. Glover fractured his fibula and tibia.
According to the police report, Glover and a friend were approached by Meloy and three males and told to turn their music down. The male in Glover's group and another male in Meloy's group got into a physical altercation, and Meloy told officers she was driving over to stop the fight when she accidentally hit Glover. She said she tried to stop and slid into Glover after hitting the breaks, although officers at the scene didn't see any sign of slide marks on the grass.
According to the report, the parties involved had conflicting stories regarding how the argument turned physical.
Glover, who recently worked at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia but was training in Pensacola, told police Meloy's group approached his and yelled racial slurs.
Glover's parents told the Pensacola News Journal that he's had multiple surgeries since the incident and that his leg "is in terrible shape."
"He's in a tough place," said his dad, Steven. "He doesn't know what it's going to do to his Army career."
Meloy was charged with aggravated assault and was been released on a $10,000 bond.