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Sheriff chalks up Tiger Woods’ February crash to speeding near twice the limit

After initially saying they would not be addressing the matter any further, California authorities have subsequently released information early April saying Tiger Woods was driving 136 to 140 km/h (84 to 87 mph) when he crashed his vehicle late February.

The posted limit on the road he was traveling was 72 km/h (45 mph). Woods gave them permission to release this information. He faces no charges.

The L.A. County Sheriff says speed was the only cause of the crash. Earlier reports on the computers in the Genesis SUV he was driving indicated he never used the brakes.

“Detectives did not seek search warrants for the athlete’s blood samples, which could have been screened for drugs or alcohol, or his cellphone. Sheriff’s officials said there was no evidence of impairment or of distracted driving.”

In light of outlets asking about a cover-up for the famous golfer, the Sheriff is defending his determination there was no probable cause to take a blood sample from the athlete, because he had no reason to believe he was impaired at the time of the crash. They also didn’t check his phone to see if he was distracted.


Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters.

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Woods had had a fifth back surgery two months prior to the crash. “In May 2017, Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a car parked awkwardly on the side of the road,” says The Detroit News. “He was arrested on a DUI charge and said later he had an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine for his back pain. Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and checked into a clinic to get help with prescription medication and a sleep disorder.”

Call me cynical, but this is a helluva thing. He was fine, he was just speeding, no big deal, nothing to see here. I’m glad that Genesis kept him alive, I hope he has a full recovery, but something tells me you or I would not have been treated with the same kid gloves.

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