Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tiger Woods to be fined for careless driving over

mysterious car crash

Tiger Woods will be fined for careless driving over his mysterious car crash in which he ploughed into a fire hydrant and a tree in the early hours of last Friday morning.
He will be fined up to $164 (£99) and receive up to four points on his driving licence but will not face criminal charges, police said. It is the equivalent of a ticket for a traffic violation.
The Florida Highway Patrol said its investigation is complete and it will not seek an order to obtain Woods’ medical records.
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It also said no-one involved in the incident had made claims of domestic violence.
Major Cindy Williams, of Florida Highway Patrol, said: “Mr Woods is at fault in the crash. Any person operating a vehicle is required to drive in a careful and prudent manner and not to endanger the life, limb or property of other persons.”
But she said after consultation with the local attorney’s office there was no evidence to take the matter further.
The crash happened at about 2.25am on Friday and left Woods unconscious for several minutes and suffering from cuts to his face.
He and his wife Elin Nordegren, 29, three times declined to speak to police about the cause of the accident, leading to a swirl of speculation that they had rowed before the crash.
Woods was under no obligation to do so and had provided his driver’s licence, registration and insurance documents as he was required to do, police said.
The crash came two days after a tabloid newspaper published unsubstantiated allegations about his private life.
After the crash Woods issued a public statement praising his wife for “courageously” helping him out of the crash wreckage.
She told police she used a golf club to smash the rear window and help him out.



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