Tiger Woods won’t face charges for crash, police say ‘It was purely an accident’

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Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. /Photo via Getty Images
Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. /Photo via Getty Images

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods will not be facing any charges over his devastating Tuesday single-car crash after police said the golfer was not on any drugs or alcohol when his Genesis GV80 SUV veered off the road in California.

“There was no evidence of any impairment whatsoever,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Facebook on Wednesday.

“He was lucid, no odour of alcohol, no evidence of any medication, narcotics or anything like that. That was not a concern so no field sobriety test and no drug expert needed to respond. This is what it is, an accident.”

Asked if woods would face any criminal charges Mr. Villanueva said “No. A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements to it. This was purely an accident,” he said.

He added: “We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash. This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”

Woods has since undergone a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle.

A statement on his Twitter account on Wednesday said, Woods is “currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.”

 

 

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