It’s the third day of coverage on Tiger Woods’ Southern California rollover car accident that required him to undergo emergency leg surgery. As Tiger’s right leg, ankle, and foot recover, he can take comfort in knowing that he’s not going to face charges for the one-car crash.
From what we currently know, courtesy of a press conference held Tuesday evening by L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Tiger was likely driving aggressively as his name would imply when his vehicle crashed a short while after 7:00 on Tuesday morning. Tiger left the Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes and was reportedly heading to a GolfTV shoot that was scheduled for 7:30 am. Tiger was allegedly going much faster than he should have been in a 45MPH zone, probably because he was booking it to that shoot. That’s when he rolled his SUV, and all the airbags popped out, likely saving his life. Tiger was supposedly speeding, and speeding is a crime, but he will not be charged with anything, says Sheriff Alex Villanueva. via TMZ:
Sheriff Alex Villanueva took questions from the media on Wednesday, and when asked directly if Tiger would face a reckless driving charge, he said, “No. This is purely an accident.”
Tiger has been arrested for DUI before, but authorities don’t believe he was impaired at the time of the crash. Authorities could find out if there was any booze or drugs in Tiger’s system simply by doing a routine blood test, but that’s also not going to happen. TMZ says that police decided not to take a blood sample, for the following reasons:
1. There were no drugs or alcohol found inside his vehicle at the time of the crash
2. The cops didn’t think he appeared inebriated when they pulled him from the car, and that he was “awake and alert” in the ambulance ride over to the hospital
3. They would need a warrant to take his blood, which they’d be required to first have probably cause, and for that, please see number 2 above
I’m sure that anyone who has ever had to drag their ass into court for doing 46 in a 45 will be thinking that Tiger’s status as a very rich, very famous person was probably enough to convince law enforcement to look the other way. But Tiger’s blood should at least have been tested for magic. The man sped himself into a roll-over collision and ended up with a shattered leg, and he was awake and alert in the ambulance? I want to know what kind of secret spell he cast on himself.