UPDATED: 8:38 A.M. ET, Feb 25, 2021 —
Hopefully, this puts the rumors to rest…
Tiger Woods‘ harrowing car accident had people chirping about whether or not he was intoxicated at the time he flipped his car several times. While that might come off as a low blow to someone who has just suffered serious injuries that required surgery, Tiger does have a history of driving while impaired. Back in 2017, he was arrested for a DUI near Jupiter, Florida and during his infamous 2009 infidelity scandal, he was charged not with DUI but reckless driving. We’re saying all that to say that people’s suspicions, however cynical, aren’t completely made out of whole cloth.
That said, according to TMZ, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says that Woods will not be facing any criminal charges stemming from this incident saying, “This is purely an accident.” He went on to say that there is no evidence that he had any intoxicants in his system when he lost control of his vehicle.
Woods sustained injuries to his legs and lower extremity that required doctors to insert “a rod, screws, and pins,” to relieve pressure from swelling.
Dr. Jeremy Faust from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston told officials that they still have “a lot of work to do” in the coming days to help Woods get back on his feet.
“He is still in that acute phase where they may still have a lot of work to do in the present, in moments, in days to come,” Dr. Faust, told CNN. “It’s unclear to me whether he will be going back to the operating room or not.”