PIT Maneuver Used On Woman Driving Golf Cart In Washington


Washington state troopers used a PIT maneuver on a golf cart to stop a woman from entering a freeway the wrong way on September 19, 2021. Photo: Trooper Rick Johnson/Washington State Patrol

Washington State Patrol troopers took drastic measures to stop a woman in a golf cart from getting on the freeway.

"#FirstTime in my 30 years we had a short golf cart pursuit," WSP Trooper Rick Johnson explained in a short Twitter thread Sunday (September 19). Johnson, who's the agency's public information officer, said a "female in distress" tried to get on State Route 167 the wrong way.

Troopers reportedly used a PIT maneuver to keep her from entering the freeway. The woman was taken to the hospital, according to Johnson.

"Troopers are looking for the owner of this golf cart. Please call the State Patrol with any info! Minor injuries and the trooper prevented her from causing serious injuries to herself and others. #GreatJob," the trooper tweeted.

He wasn't the only one in disbelief over the incident. Multiple comments flooded the thread, some thanking troopers for their service while others joked about the bizarre incident.

"PIT on a golf cart is some GTA s***," one user said, referencing the popular video game franchise Grand Theft Auto. Cops in the game are known for using over-the-top measures for stopping the player if they commit a criminal act.

Others shared gifs of speeding golf carts or police cars.

As one user said, it was indeed "an unusual start to a Sunday."


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