UPDATED 4:50 PM PT – Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Authorities in California announced the primary cause of legendary golfer Tiger Woods’ car crash was speeding. During a briefing on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was traveling at over 80 mph right before the crash and struck a tree at 75 mph.
Authorities also said there was no evidence woods was impaired and no evidence of narcotics or medications in his vehicle. Villanueva defended his department’s handling of the matter by asserting Woods received no special treatment.
Tiger Woods' February accident was caused by excessive speed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
He will not face any charges and there were no signs of impairment. https://t.co/456RZpzdS0
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“I know there’s a lot of experts who claim they’re drug recognition people said, ‘oh, they should have drawn blood’ or ‘done this’ or ‘done that,’” Villanueva noted. “And without the signs of impairment, we don’t get to the point where we can actually author a search warrant and develop the probable cause to get that and execute that search warrant. So that did not happen and that is not preferential treatment that would occur in any collision of this type based on these circumstances.”
Authorities mentioned they received permission from Woods’ family to release the findings of the investigation.