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Florida Troopers Go After Tiger

12/1/2009 3:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Florida Troopers Go After TigerLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ the Florida Highway Patrol will move to have charges filed against Tiger Woods in connection with the accident last Friday.

We are told the FHP will announce the case is against Tiger -- not his wife. We do not know if the FHP will arrest Tiger or refer the case to prosecutors.

We know FHP was investigating whether Tiger was driving his SUV under the influence.

Tiger was drifting in and out of consciousness after the accident. As we first reported, his wife gave paramedics two bottles of prescription meds she says Tiger had taken though she did not know when. There was no evidence of alcohol.

The FHP is holding a news conference at 3:00 PM ET. We will livestream.

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31.

hoocheekoo    

Once upon a time, we would have never known about something this minor and private. Oh, how I long for the good old days.

1703 days ago
32.

Jessica    

Zach, I totally agree with you except for the fact that if he was indeed under the influence of painkillers..he could have Killed someone had he made it out of the neighborhood onto a main highway. Just because he is a legend doesn't elevate him over the law.

1703 days ago
33.

babs    

stacy you cannot drive around your neighborhood while on prescription medication. its called dui. duh...

1703 days ago
34.

Butterfly    

IT IS SO OBVIOUS THE FHP IS GOING TO GET THEIR WAY, NO MATTER, WHAT!!! This is a private matter on private property. Does this mean whenever a person has an injury, at home, the police make it their business to interfere? They saw their chance to ruin this man and decided to go for it! Florida is a HIGH CRIME state with plenty of unsolved cases. Instead of going after REAL DANGEROUS CRIMINALS, they decided to go after a man who has never hurt a soul in his life. Their goal is to destroy Tiger so they can pound their chests and celebrate. This is just more evidence how our lawmakers have spiraled our freedom, downward, and, we sit back and watch it happen. I wonder what the FHP has hidden in THEIR private lives? Something to think about!

1703 days ago
35.

who dat    

I say drag him out in handcuffs. That is after he is tased. Better yet get a nationwide manhunt going. Feature him on Americas most wanted. One better, the FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List (right below Bin Laden). Live on FBN the manhunt starts at high noon.

1703 days ago
36.

Vanessa    

This is seriously getting silly.
He CANNOT lawfully be charged with anything. He doesn't need to answer any questions. The accident was on his property, in his vehicle, he didn't harm anyone else or their property so this is all ridiculous!! What happened to our rights people?

1703 days ago
37.

Bob    

how can they arrest him for DUI on his own property?!?! ITS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS WHAT HAPPENS WE LIVE IN A FASCIST COUNTRY OMG

1703 days ago
38.

Only marry foreign women    

Want to hear from Tiger's wife about what happened. When will she be on Oprah?

1703 days ago
39.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Tiger Woods is not above the law even though he is super rich and famous.
TIGER WOODS is NOT BELOW the law either.
He should be treated like any other citizen.Rich/famous have rights too.YES,THEY DO!!!!!
How he got his face banged up is no one's business .It is not an issue here except for gossip and assumptions. What happened in his house with his wife is no one's business.
He lives in a gated neighborhood and one with its own secuirty force.
This should be the end ofthe story with Fl Highway Patrol.
The Fl Highway Patrolshould be after repeat poffenders driving DUI out on teh highway.

Anyone driving DUI on theFLhighway there is less "under investigation"than Tigergate.

Really.

If FL Highway P has to do or just wants to do to feel big, is give him a ticket.
Fire hydrant. Reckless driving in your driveway. DUI is rather silly, and I KNOW his lawyers have to fight this,but DUI driving under the influence in your driveway.
SILLY!!!
This is a WITCH HUNT. Tiger,you are Black Amer. and are a billionaire. Two bigstrikes against you and then you took one of the most vauable White adn Pure Virginal Women ever,..not a polutted White Amer.,but a PURE NORDIC,100% Swede.
They are after TIGER WOODS.FL HP is after him. This one little select group of FL HP is after Tiger.

Hey,I am Black Amercan,female,and I have NOTHING against Tiger.

I keep saying this is way overboad. This is nothing about nothing of our business.

JUST heard on CNN ,FL Highway Patrol will have a press conference NOWW.Bye

1703 days ago
40.

Fee    

Why? Here is a bunch of ego driven police who are pissed and would love to take Tiger down. They would love to tarnish his reputation, and the media will contribute to that.Shouldn't the police be spending their time looking for REAL criminals!

1703 days ago
41.

Only marry foreign women    

The divorce lawyers must be licking their chops for this divorce. Show me the money

1703 days ago
42.

Bob    

I am white and think this is just racism. They are going after Tiger for wrecking on his property? How does the state police have jurisdiction there????? This is all too fishy! They want to ruin Tigers career for no reason. Tiger is an innocent victim of bullying.

1703 days ago
43.

loloagogo    

Ok money buys anything. By Tiger taking the blame he:

1) Will get off from the "DUI" because as TMZ as stated Florida law states "someone must have seen him behind te wheel and no one did" so he is off SCOTT FREE and this all goes away.

2) His wife gets away with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and/or spousal abuse, etc...

Let's proceed as planned. Get the medical records, video survaliance tape from his house, etc..

That will show the truth...We must all admit this is the easiest way out for the Woods and not the ones in his driveway!

1703 days ago
44.

WHY?    

WOW! I GUESS THAT IS WHAT HE GETS, WHITE AMERICA LOVES YOU UNTIL THEY THINK YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG. JUST ANOTHER BLACK MAN BEING TAKEN DOWN BY THE MEDIA.

1703 days ago
45.

Only marry foreign women    

Cops do not arrest women for domestic violence and judges do not throw them in jail.

1703 days ago
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