The LA County Sheriff’s Department made several critical decisions in the investigation of Tiger Woods’ devastating crash that were favorable to the golfing legend — who was given the benefit of the doubt despite indications he was inattentive or had dozed off, according to a report.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced on Feb. 23 — when Woods crashed a loaned Genesis GV80, breaking several bones in his leg — that his deputies “did not see any evidence of impairment.”
A day later, he announced that the crash was “purely an accident” and said there had been no need to bring in a drug-recognition expert to evaluate the 45-year-old Woods for impairment.
But several forensic experts told USA Today Sports that the available evidence in the case indicates Woods was inattentive or asleep when the SUV went right into a median instead of staying in the lane as it curved right.
They cited clues, including the lack of skid marks indicating braking, for questioning the Sheriff Department’s decision to quickly label the crash an “accident” and to not bring in an expert to have the Woods’ blood examined.