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State backed Tiger, rebuffed copís subpoena plea
www.bostonherald.com ^ | Monday, December 7, 2009 | Edward Mason

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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KEYWORDS: bubba; florida; pga; tigerwoods
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Gee, can I have the same rights as a rich and popular golfer, please???
1 posted on 12/07/2009 3:10:51 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

“...some pigs are more equal than others.”


2 posted on 12/07/2009 3:13:14 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: GOPsterinMA

Sure you can, just get a good lawyer.


3 posted on 12/07/2009 3:13:23 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Had Tiger been Rush, the FBI would have swooped down upon his house, leading a brigade of SWAT teams.


4 posted on 12/07/2009 3:13:23 PM PST by pallis
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To: GoldenPup

Amen, Brother or Sister! AMEN!!!


5 posted on 12/07/2009 3:13:59 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: GOPsterinMA
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.
6 posted on 12/07/2009 3:14:01 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


7 posted on 12/07/2009 3:14:09 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: GOPsterinMA
The State Attorney in Orange County is a hack who avoids difficult or politically risky prosecutions. Investigating and charging a black billionaire celebrity for DUI is a recipe for trouble. Better to look the other way.
8 posted on 12/07/2009 3:14:38 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


9 posted on 12/07/2009 3:14:58 PM PST by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


10 posted on 12/07/2009 3:17:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: org.whodat
"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."

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.

11 posted on 12/07/2009 3:17:47 PM PST by circlecity
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To: org.whodat

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.


12 posted on 12/07/2009 3:20:32 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: GOPsterinMA

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!


13 posted on 12/07/2009 3:22:47 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


15 posted on 12/07/2009 3:26:31 PM PST by Terry Mross (Is it racist if it's true?)
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To: WaterBoard

"Let me be clear. There was no alcohol involved in this accident. Thank you very much."

16 posted on 12/07/2009 3:28:05 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: GoldenPup

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...


17 posted on 12/07/2009 3:28:25 PM PST by Roklok
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To: Col Frank Slade

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.


18 posted on 12/07/2009 3:28:41 PM PST by Callahan
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To: DoughtyOne
"What are Florida’s laws on this? I can’t believe they can block testing."

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.

19 posted on 12/07/2009 3:29:16 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Callahan
-number of hoes is now at 10, including a waitress and Perkin’s Pancakes and a porn star.

I see now we're finally on the back nine.

20 posted on 12/07/2009 3:29:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: msrngtp2002

“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.”

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.


21 posted on 12/07/2009 3:29:58 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: Roklok
"I wish these troopers would put their efforts into catching real criminals like murders, rapists, burglers, etc..."

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.

22 posted on 12/07/2009 3:30:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: org.whodat

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?


23 posted on 12/07/2009 3:31:21 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: org.whodat
The cops have to see you in the automobile with keys in the ignition!! Not true! A friend got a DUI walking 1/4 mile from where he'd crashed his car. Don't know all the details, but he was drunk, did crash, and the policeman never saw him in or even near the car.
24 posted on 12/07/2009 3:31:23 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Rockingham

Sounds like you know the lay of the land - well put!!!


25 posted on 12/07/2009 3:33:02 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: OldDeckHand

Thanks for reminding me of that. It does seem to me that you and I would not get this ‘courtesy’ treatment.


26 posted on 12/07/2009 3:33:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Roklok
I wish these troopers would put their efforts into catching real criminals like murders, rapists, burglers, etc...

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.

27 posted on 12/07/2009 3:33:46 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: precisionshootist

How is careening down the street, hitting hedges, fire hydrant and tree not “probable cause” of DUI?


28 posted on 12/07/2009 3:35:15 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: GOPsterinMA; LADY J

OMG, Tiger is Michael Jackson!


29 posted on 12/07/2009 3:35:24 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Callahan
Considering that Phil Mickelson is known to booze, gamble and cheat on his wife as well, Tiger’s just one of the guys.

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?

30 posted on 12/07/2009 3:36:37 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: paulycy
What does Tiger have in common with baby seals? Both get clubbed by Swedes
31 posted on 12/07/2009 3:38:13 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: fanfan

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It appears they BOTH were/are junkies! :)


32 posted on 12/07/2009 3:39:30 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: precisionshootist
"I’m not condoning Tigers actions but the police need probable cause and they clearly had none"

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.

33 posted on 12/07/2009 3:39:58 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: Callahan

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.

Geesh...


34 posted on 12/07/2009 3:41:28 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (She's not quitting...she's reloading.)
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To: Callahan

I’d like to see your sources regarding Phil too.


35 posted on 12/07/2009 3:43:00 PM PST by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Amen. Sorry over your loss.


36 posted on 12/07/2009 3:43:09 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Exactly - the PGA is going to have to do something...Tiger’s a junkie.


37 posted on 12/07/2009 3:43:33 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: org.whodat

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.

DK


38 posted on 12/07/2009 3:43:49 PM PST by Dark Knight
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To: ilovesarah2012

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?


39 posted on 12/07/2009 3:44:04 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: circlecity
The last time I heard, you could contest such statements in court when you are hit on the head. But the topic is moot except for the Tiger haters. since the prosecutor is not going to do anything, probably plays golf with tigers attorney.
40 posted on 12/07/2009 3:50:31 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Jack Black
Sure, a kid ran threw my fence, knocked down a tree and went and hide in one of the barns, VA state cops said he could only arrest him for public drunkenness and then I would need to go to court.
41 posted on 12/07/2009 3:52:32 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
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.

Negative... here in Tennessee if they can "place you" in the vehicle within the past 3 hours you can be arrested.

42 posted on 12/07/2009 3:54:28 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Callahan

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.


43 posted on 12/07/2009 3:55:08 PM PST by burroak
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To: GOPsterinMA

Who cares?????????????????????????

Tiger cheated.
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.


44 posted on 12/07/2009 3:55:13 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: pallis
Lucky for Tiger - he's got the "right" friends on the left: Unfortunate timing: The Obama/Tiger Woods magazine cover
45 posted on 12/07/2009 3:58:19 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Next it will be

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-before-tiger-woods-enters-rehab-for-sex-addiction-2009-12

Because

http://www.businessinsider.com/tiger-woods-image-takes-nosedive-2009-12

and Nike and his other sponsors probably aren’t too happy.


46 posted on 12/07/2009 3:59:20 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


47 posted on 12/07/2009 4:03:17 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: cubreporter; FromLori

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.


48 posted on 12/07/2009 4:06:40 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Terry Mross

Prayers that you both didn’t become victims.


49 posted on 12/07/2009 4:09:36 PM PST by GOPsterinMA ("Henceforth, you shall be known as...'Nobel Obama'".)
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To: GOPsterinMA

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?

http://www.freakingnews.com/Just-Do-It-Pictures—2692.asp

Porn Star Holly Sampson Is Alleged Tiger Woods Girlfriend #7

http://www.businessinsider.com/porn-star-holly-sampson-comes-out-as-alleged-tiger-woods-girlfriend-7-2009-12

http://www.businessinsider.com/tiger-woods-mistresses-girls-2009-12

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 >

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-tiger-slam-2009-12


50 posted on 12/07/2009 4:16:43 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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