A pair of golfers suffered broken bones—and one, a concussion—when a car driven by a 30-year-old woman rammed through a security gate at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Lacey, Wash. and began doing doughnuts on the course. A beverage cart attendant was shaken, but not injured, when her cart was involved in the attack. Police believe the suspect “was undergoing some sort of mental health issue.”
Golfers and a course employee were involved in a vehicular assault at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Lacey, Wash. on August 16.
Lacey police said Dacia Gilmore, 30, rammed through the neighborhood security gate, drove her car onto the sixth hole and began doing doughnuts, KIRO 7 out of Seattle reported. Golfers said that, when they told her to leave, she hit the gas and headed straight for them.
“It was just out of this world,” Ally Sborov, a beverage cart attendant at the golf course, told KIRO. She said her cart was hit when the woman drove her car onto the private course, and the crash dented the side of the cart and broke the wheel.
“I felt like my cart was going to roll, so, I thought I was a goner, honestly,” Sborov said. “All of a sudden, my mind, I was, like, ‘She’s going to hit us.’”
According to court documents, Gilmore got out of her car after the crash and started swinging gardening shears at golfers who tried to stop her, KIRO reported. She then ran away and was tracked down in the neighborhood by police, the documents said.
“It actually took approximately five of our officers to finally subdue her and take her into custody,” said Sgt. Jaime Newcomb, of the Lacey Police Department.
Gilmore was scheduled to be in court August 19, but her attorney said she didn’t appear due to security concerns because of her mental health.
Newcomb said officers had a tough time understanding Gilmore after the crash.
“At the time, it was pretty apparent that she was undergoing some sort of mental health issue and was not speaking clearly and her thoughts weren’t organized,” he told KIRO.
Golf course grounds crews worked quickly to fix the fairway. As of August 19, only a few divots remained.
Sborov’s already back out on the beverage cart. This time, she said, she’s keeping an eye out.
“If I see another car on the course, that will be an interesting day,” she said.
Gilmore was scheduled to appear in Thurston County Superior Court August 20, KIRO reported. She faces multiple charges, including three counts of first-degree assault, malicious mischief, hit-and-run attended with injury and third-degree assault.
The Tacoma News Tribune reported that a pair of golfers sustained broken bones—one had a concussion—and were transported to a local hospital.