LA County Sheriff Says Tiger Woods Crash Was ‘Purely an Accident’: No Evidence of ‘Any Impairment Whatsoever’


The LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revealed that the single-car crash Tiger Woods was in Tuesday morning in California was “purely an accident,” clarifying that the golf all star “was not drunk.”

Villanueva made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram Live, adding that investigators are not sure if he was distracted while driving, adding, that Woods’ cellphone records could be relevant information.

“He was not drunk,” Villanueva stressed. “We can throw that one out.”

Reporting on the news, CNN’s Omar Jimenez pointed out that there were questions regarding how Woods crashed, and speculation surrounding his sobriety at the time of the accident.

“So essentially right now investigators are ruling that out,” he said to anchor Brooke Baldwin, adding, “There does seem to be some sort of event recorder, a black box of sorts, that might be a good comparison, that investigators are planning to go through.”

Despite the lack of clarity surrounding the crash, Jimenez noted that investigators have stressed that Woods was clear and conscious when they found him at the scene.

“The deputy on the scene assessed the condition of Tiger Woods, and there was no evidence of any impairment whatsoever,” Villanueva said during his Instagram Live. “He was lucid, no order of alcohol, and no evidence of any medication, narcotics or anything like that would bring that into question, so that was not a concern at the time, so, therefore, obviously no field sobriety test and no DRE drug recognition expert needed to respond to do any further assessment of that.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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