Skip to comments.State backed Tiger, rebuffed copís subpoena plea
Posted on 12/07/2009 3:10:51 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
A bid by Florida cops to probe whether Tiger Woods mixed a powerful potion of painkillers, sleeping pills and booze before he crashed near his home was rejected by a Sunshine State district attorney, according to a newly disclosed document.
The report states Woods had access to the sleeping medicine Ambien and the painkiller Vicodin.
The state attorney for Orlando, Fla., brushed off a subpoena request by the Florida Highway Patrol to obtain blood tests from Health Central Hospital, where Woods was taken after the Nov. 27 crash, according to the subpoena request obtained by the Herald.
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“...some pigs are more equal than others.”
Sure you can, just get a good lawyer.
Had Tiger been Rush, the FBI would have swooped down upon his house, leading a brigade of SWAT teams.
Amen, Brother or Sister! AMEN!!!
I guess if you want to destroy your marriage and most likely career, this would be the template to follow.
So far, he’s right on track.
It will be very interesting to see the PGA reaction to all of this. He’s brought sheme to the game.
yes you can - if you crash your car and the police who respond don’t have a suspicion that you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs then the law does not permit them to go on a fishing trip for evidence well after the incident.
Everyone has the same rights - you and Tiger Woods. You can have affairs too.
Wow. I don’t know what Florida’s laws are concerning drinking and driving, but many states demand a breathalyzer or blood sample or license forfeiture.
What are Florida’s laws on this? I can’t believe they can block testing.
I know of no state where that is the law. If one admits to being the driver (and most do) that is plenty to convict.
it’s my understanding that, here in Illinois, the keys just have to be considered in your control. so if you are going to sleep it off in your car, place the the keys outside somewhere.
Ambien? Nasty stuff! I almost burnt down my house when I was on it! If you, or any of your blood relatives have a history of sleep-walking, don’t take it!
The first time I took Ambien about five years ago I was seeing things. For instance the ceiling fan was a crop duster “dive bombing” the bed. So I don’t doubt Tiger’s reason for the accident and lying in the yard snoring.
Not long ago I took half an Ambien. Some time later, having forgotten I’d taken half a pill already, I took a whole pill. I vaguely remember my wife saying “You’re over medicating” and me responding by saying “I’m fine.” I let the dogs out and I was trying to catch them while my wife was trying to catch me. I fell down 3 times and only my wife and God know what else happened. I don’t remember any of it. Thank God my wife was with me the whole time because if the cops had showed up and told me I’d done something horrible I couldn’t have denied it. I’ve never taken another Ambien and won’t.
"Let me be clear. There was no alcohol involved in this accident. Thank you very much."
Don’t talk to the cops. You can’t be compelled to tell them anything. I wish these troopers would put their efforts into catching real criminals like murders, rapists, burglers, etc...
Considering that Phil Mickelson is known to booze, gamble and cheat on his wife as well, Tiger’s just one of the guys. The latest:
-number of hoes is now at 10, including a waitress and Perkin’s Pancakes and a porn star.
-Standard MO was to hang out in the VIP section somewhere and send his bodyguards to recruit girls.
-Report that he was rocked on booze and ambien the night of the accident
-Report that his favorite fetishes were pulling hair and doping himself up on Ambien before sex.
-Report that he banged on girl in a church parking lot near his home and in several rooms of his own house while wife was out.
-2 reports he never bothered with condoms or birth control
-He told the first reported mistress, Rachel Uchitel, that he was in love with her and was still trying to get in her pants even AFTER the accident that set off the media.
-Tiger’s mother-in-law is in the US to console her daughter and she is pretty ugly, proving that hot swedish blondes do not last forever.
It's called "implied consent". Most states have such a provision, including FL. Here's the catch - they have to arrest you first, then they can demand a BAC or breathalyzer. If you refuse, then you automatically lose your license for a year (at least in FL).
Tiger was transported to the hospital before police arrived on scene. Despite the witness testimony - that he was asleep and that he'd been drinking earlier - they decided not to arrest him at the hospital, and draw his blood. I'm sure that's not the way those officers normally approach injury accidents where they have "reasonable cause" to believe drugs or alcohol were involved.
I see now we're finally on the back nine.
“yes you can - if you crash your car and the police who respond dont have a suspicion that you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs then the law does not permit them to go on a fishing trip for evidence well after the incident.
Everyone has the same rights - you and Tiger Woods. You can have affairs too.”
Bingo! We have a winner. I’m not condoning Tigers actions but the police need probable cause and they clearly had none. I think someone in Florida Law enforcement saw some TV time and a book deal down the road if they could get the goods on tiger. The DA did right on this by saying get out of my office with your self serving fishing expedition.
As someone who has lost a family member at the hands of a driver who was high on crystal-meth, I can promise you that DUI is as "real" a crime as it gets.
What about when the cops go on sweeps and arrest people in bars for public intoxication, or other times people are arrested for public intoxication?
Sounds like you know the lay of the land - well put!!!
Thanks for reminding me of that. It does seem to me that you and I would not get this ‘courtesy’ treatment.
Traffic duty is a good bit safer, and therefore preferred. It also generates revenue via citations whereas apprehending, prosecuting, and warehousing criminals costs money, to be avoided in a recessionary state budget climate.
How is careening down the street, hitting hedges, fire hydrant and tree not “probable cause” of DUI?
OMG, Tiger is Michael Jackson!
Tiger's behavior doesn't surprise me, but if Phil doeas all that, I'd be very surprised, especially the cheating on his wife. Do yuou have any sources?
It appears they BOTH were/are junkies! :)
Let me get this straight - you're argument is that a driver who is involved in a low-speed, single vehicle accident in clear conditions and on dry roads in the middle of the night, who is found sleeping next to his destroyed vehicle, and who eye witness statements allege was drinking and may have taken prescription drugs earlier in the evening - is NOT "reasonable cause", which is the standard in FL?
Is that correct?
In any other time with any other driver, that person would have been arrested on suspicion of DUI. It's not even close.
Not to take this thread ‘off’ topic...but what did the mother in law, Mrs. Nordegren do to deserve being labled as ‘ugly.’ What...she grew old and comes here to help her adult daughter and care for her grandchildren.
I’d like to see your sources regarding Phil too.
Amen. Sorry over your loss.
Exactly - the PGA is going to have to do something...Tiger’s a junkie.
The cops have to see you in the automobile with keys in the ignition!! Standard law from one side of this country to the other.<
Standard misconception from one side of this country to the other. It is a very easy case if the cop sees you in the driver’s seat and the exhaust is blowing. But in general, the elements are:
On a public road
In control of a vehicle
Impaired (by whatever standard is illegal: drugs, alcohol, etc)
At an accident scene, a witness places a person as the driver of the vehicle and that person fails a field sobriety, you have a start for a good case.
If a person in an accident admits to driving, in a noncustodial interview, you may also have a good start.
Tiger, IIRC correctly gave his driver’s info and reg via an attorney. Tiger admitted he was driving. It’s not an issue.
Automobile accidents happen every day and most are not drug related.
You tell me how hitting a fire hydrant and a tree IS probable cause....?
It was two in the morning, he may have just fell asleep at the wheel. Maybe he had a seizure. Maybe he had tire failure. Maybe the suspension gave way on the one side of the vehicle. Maybe a dog ran in front of the vehicle and he wrecked trying to avoid killing the dog.
Get the picture?
Negative... here in Tennessee if they can "place you" in the vehicle within the past 3 hours you can be arrested.
Just reading your compilation of new discoveries, I am in awe of Mr. Woods. To have won all the tournaments that he has and still caroused as accused, dang!
If Jack Nikolaus was setting him up to slow him down in his race for the majors records, he hasn’t done very well.
As a man?
As a golfer, wow.
His wife caught him.
If she chooses to forgive him so be it.
As for the rest of the vile...I’m sick of hearing it. I could care less. It’s his career and his family he is losing and it was/is his choice to do so. Let’s all give it a rest.
Tiger will NEVER be adored NOR RESPECTED as he once was. Too bad but I don’t feel sorry for him. He chose his path and now he has to walk it to the end.
Next it will be
and Nike and his other sponsors probably aren’t too happy.
Nope, don’t believe it. I lived there a long time and the one that got the gold mine still does. My oldest brother is a retired TN cop.
Let him have sex with motherless goats - I could care less.
What I DO care about is the fact that this pompous little POS who carries himself like a Kennedy-wannabe has his arrogant ass in a sling. Telling the cops to f*ck off, 3 TIMES? He should be cuffed and stuffed, period.
And let the sponsors dump him, en masse, as well.
Prayers that you both didn’t become victims.
I hope the sponsors dump him too the police should stop treating celebrities differently then they do everyone else.
But I also think think the sponsors should be thinking about the scum they sponsor.
Nike’s sponsorship of Tiger Woods goes well beyond sponsoring a golfer. Nike sponsors Tiger Woods, the man. And as the number and type of Tiger’s “transgressions” mount (Porn stars? Cocktail waitresses?), Nike has to be second-guessing that strategy.
This morning brings news of alleged Tiger Woods woman No. 7 — a porn star named Holly Samson, who, like some of the others, Tiger allegedly flew around the world to tryst with him.
So what does Nike think of this? Does Tiger still have its “full support”? Are Nike’s thoughts still with “Tiger and his family?”
For example, what does Nike think of the contest Freaking News is running to design the best Tiger “JUST DO IT” ad?
Porn Star Holly Sampson Is Alleged Tiger Woods Girlfriend #7
So far, Tiger sponsors Nike, Accenture, Gillette, et al, have given him their “full support”.
How much longer?
Take a tour of Nike’s nightmare >