Tiger Woods Cited for Careless Driving, Won't Face Criminal Charges
Tiger Woods faces a careless driving citation for the single-car accident outside his home, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Tuesday, adding that no criminal charges are pending.
The FHP will close the investigation after issuing the citation, which carries a $164 fine and four points on his driver's record.
Tiger Woods in "good condition" after car accident
Police said Woods suffered cuts on his lips after he drove his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and then his neighbor's tree early Friday morning. Airbags in the vehicle didn't deploy and the golfer's wife, Elin Nordegren, told police she smashed the rear window with a golf club to rescue her husband. The FHP said there were no claims of domestic violence and insufficient evidence to issue a subpoena for medical evidence.
Woods canceled meetings with troopers three days in a row, but wasn't obligated to speak to police, per state law. He was only legally required to provide his license, registration and insurance, which he did, the FHP said.
Tiger Woods takes full blame for "embarrassing" accident, cancels third meeting with police
The 33-year-old golfer, who has said in a statement he takes full blame for the accident, withdrew from his own golf tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, on Monday, citing injuries sustained in the crash.
He said he plans to "return to action" next year.