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Olympia golfers rammed by car driver

Errant motorist rams, injures golfers in cart on Lacey course

A driver is in custody after striking a golf cart on a Lacey golf course Friday. Two golfers were injured with broken bones and a concussion after bizarre incident.
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A driver is in custody after striking a golf cart on a Lacey golf course Friday. Two golfers were injured with broken bones and a concussion after bizarre incident.

Two golfers were injured Friday near Olympia when the golf cart they were riding in was struck by a car, KIRO 7 reported.

The bizarre incident occurred at the Indian Summer Golf and Country Club during a golf tournament.

Police said a woman in her 30s drove on the golf course grounds and eventually struck two golf carts with people inside of them.

Two golfers in the first cart sustained broken bones. One had a concussion. They were transported to a local hospital.

The car’s driver ran into a nearby housing development where it took five officers to subdue and arrest her, according to Lacey police spokesman Jaime Newcomb.

The car left tire tracks across some of the course’s fairways.

Newcomb said the woman may have been experiencing mental illness. She was transported to a hospital, KIRO reported.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune for 20 years as a reporter, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and at other newspapers in Nevada and California.
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