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Sheriff: No evidence of impairment in Woods crash

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff says there is "no evidence of impairment whatsoever" in the single vehicle crash Tuesday that injured golfer Tiger Woods. (Feb. 24)

Video Transcript

ALEX VILLANUEVA: The deputy on scene assessed the condition of Tiger Woods, and there was no evidence of any impairment whatsoever. He was lucid, no order of alcohol, no evidence of any medication, narcotics, or anything like that, that would bring that into question. So that was not a concern at the time. So therefore, obviously no field sobriety test and no DRE-- Drug Recognition Expert-- needed to respond to do any further assessment of that. This is what it is-- an accident.

Question here, was he drunk? He was not drunk. That is-- definitely we can throw that one out of speculation. Irresponsible? No. There was no evidence of any impairment. I said that yesterday. And that's just the facts. We're going to call it the way they are. If there was evidence of that? Well then we would proceed with that. However-- and we hold everyone accountable to the rule of law, no matter what your celebrity status is-- but there was no evidence of that. So this is an accident. We're treating it as an accident.