The Los Angeles County Sheriff says Tiger Woods “was not drunk” during the rollover, which seriously injured the golf star on Tuesday, saying the one-vehicle crash was “purely an accident.”
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his department would not file charges against Woods in connection with the crash near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes border, about 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
Villanueva said the department considered it an incident that could lead to crime the most.
“He was not drunk,” Vilyanueva said on Instagram Live on Wednesday. “We can throw it away.”
As part of a statement on Woods’ official Twitter account, Dr. Anish Mahajan of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said in part that Woods suffered multiple “open fractures” on his lower right leg and placed a stick in his shin and screws and pins. inserted into his leg and ankle during emergency surgery.
Woods, 45, was “awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room,” according to another part of the statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.