Tiger Woods had an empty, unlabeled pill bottle in the car and was ‘combative’ when the police tried to save him from a horror crash – but was NOT under the influence of drugs or booze and just suffered in shock, police report says
- Woods crushed his borrowed from Genesis; he was on his way to film for Golf TV
- He survived but shattered his right leg – the police don’t think he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- They did not take sobriety or blood tests because they thought there was no probable cause
- In a recently released police report, officers described finding an empty pill bottle in a backpack that was in the car
- It was not labeled and there is no indication from the report whether Tiger gave any explanation for it
- He was ‘combative’ when the police first tried to pull him out of the wreckage, but officers say this is a normal side effect of shock
Tiger Woods was ‘belligerent’ when police found him after the February crash that shattered his right leg, but judged it to be a normal side effect of shock
Tiger Woods had an empty, unlabeled bottle of pills in his car and was pugnacious when police tried to save him from the wreckage of his February horror crash, but he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to a newly released incident report. .
Woods shattered his right leg when he crashed his borrowed Genesis SUV into a grassy roadside in LA last month while on his way to spend the day filming for Golf TV.
According to a recently released incident report, he was “militant” when the first people on the scene attempted to free him from the wreckage.
He was also disoriented, thinking he was in Florida, where he lives, rather than California. Police said that while his speech was not unclear, his students were “slow.”
They did not conduct any sobriety test or order blood samples because they said there was probably no reason to believe he was drunk.
Instead, they said it seemed like the golfer was suffering from the normal side effects of shock.
Tiger has not been charged in the incident. No one else was hurt.
One page of the 22-page police report describes how the police found an empty pill bottle in a backpack in his car
Woods’ SUV was wrecked on impact. The judge said the lack of skid marks on the road and the fact that he was the only vehicle indicate reckless driving
Police say Woods was driving at high speed when he hit an elevated median strip, hit a wooden road sign, splintered a tree and then rolled his SUV off the wrong side of the road, where he came to a stop at the bottom of an embankment.
In the 22-page report, agents described arriving at the scene to see the golfer’s vehicle destroyed.
One of the EMTs who treated him was interviewed by the cop who was tasked with determining whether he had been drinking or not.
Captain LeVesque told me he was a little belligerent when they tried to treat him on the spot. His blood pressure was low when the measurement was first taken on site.
He described low as systolic below 100, which was too low to administer painkillers.
“Captain LeVesque said the low blood pressure was consistent with impact shocks and the injuries P-1 received,” the second officer wrote.
There were no skid marks on the road where Tiger crashed, suggesting he was not braking
Tiger’s pupils were initially ‘of the same size’ and ‘light-reactive’ but were later described as ‘sluggish’.
His pulse was increased by 130 beats per minute, the average is 60-90.
Woods was given morphine to treat the pain from his leg injury while on his way to the hospital.
He then underwent a long operation to repair the damage to his leg and ankle.
In previous reports, the agents have all described him as lucid. They said that’s why they never ordered a drug or alcohol test.
Woods has a history of addiction to pain medications. In 2017, he was arrested in Jupiter, Florida, where he lives, after driving while heavily intoxicated.
Since then he has undergone multiple back surgeries.