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All charges against golfer Scottie Scheffler have been dropped by police in the US state of Louisville, Kentucky.

The 27-year-old was arrested after he tried to drive around the scene of a fatal crash while he was on his way to the Valhalla Golf Club to compete in the PGA Tour championship.

CNN reports that he was charged with felony second-degree assault on a police officer and the lesser charges of third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic.

It was found that the entire incident was a ‘big misunderstanding’.

The local county attorney said in court that ‘based upon the totality of the evidence, my office can’t move forward in prosecuting the charges filed against Mr Scheffler’.

On Wednesday afternoon, Scheffler said he believed the incident stemmed from a ‘severe miscommunication in a chaotic situation’ and he held ‘no ill will’ toward the detective who arrested him.

The crash, which happened early in the morning on 17 May, claimed the life of 69-year-old John Mills. Mills worked for a vendor for the PGA of America, the organising committee behind the PGA Championship.

Image credit: Golf Magazine

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