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Tiger Woods will not face charges after car crash according to sheriff

Summary List PlacementTiger Woods will not be charged with reckless driving after his car rolled over and crashed in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. On Wednesday, Villanueva responded to questions on Instagram Live and explained that Woods would not be facing charges for...

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Tiger Woods will not be charged with reckless driving after his car rolled over and crashed in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

On Wednesday, Villanueva responded to questions on Instagram Live and explained that Woods would not be facing charges for reckless driving after the accident.

“A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements to it. This is purely an accident,” Villanueva said.

Asked again, Villanueva repeated his initial response.

“We don’t contemplate any charges whatsoever in this crash,” said Villanueva. “This remains an accident. An accident is not a crime. They do happen, unfortunately.”

Reporters also asked Villanueva if a drug recognition expert had been consulted during the investigation. Villanueva said that there had been no need for one.

“There was no evidence of any impairment whatsoever,” Villanueva said. “He was lucid. No odor of alcohol. No evidence of any medication, narcotics, or anything like that, that would bring that into question.”

You can watch Villanueva’s responses in full below.

Villanueva said this stretch of road had caused trouble in the past, with 13 accidents in the area since January 2020.

Local residents had similar stories about the stretch of road, saying it was especially hazardous to those unfamiliar with the area.

Woods was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after the crash for surgery, having suffered “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” according to Chief Medical Officer Anish Mahajan.

SEE ALSO: Residents describe road where Tiger Woods crashed as ‘a real danger,’ especially for drivers unfamiliar with the area

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