Los Angeles County Sherriff Alex Villanueva announced on Wednesday (February 24) that Tiger Woods will not face charges as a result of the single-vehicle accident and that officers did not draw his blood because they had no reason to suspect he was impaired at the time of the crash.
In order to take a blood sample, officers would have needed probable cause that he was under the influence at the time.
Woods was alert and responsive when first responders arrived at the scene of the accident. Despite having suffered multiple fractures in his legs, Woods remained calm as he was trapped in his overturned SUV. The responding officer found no signs that he was impaired, and there were no drugs or alcohol in the vehicle.
Tiger remained conscious as he was put into an ambulance and taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a shattered ankle and comminuted fractures in his leg.
The injuries could put an end to Tiger's legendary career. According to a report from PEOPLE, the 45-year-old golfer is beginning to come to terms with the idea that he may not be able to bounce back from his latest injury. Before the accident, he was recovering from back surgery and was hoping to play again this year.
"He expected 2021 to be the year of his comeback," a source close to Woods told the outlet. "Obviously, that's not going to happen now. And that's disappointing to him."
Woods is reportedly frustrated and doesn't want his career to come to an end like this and plans to make every attempt to rehab his injuries.
"He doesn't want his career to end like this," they said. "So if there's any way at all that he can continue playing golf, he will."
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