WINDERMERE, Fla. - A Florida trooper who suspected Tiger Woods was driving under the influence sought a subpoena for the golfer's blood results from the hospital he was taken to after crashing his SUV, but prosecutors rejected the petition for insufficient information, according to a police report released yesterday.
A witness, who was not identified in the report, told trooper Joshua Evans that Woods had been drinking alcohol earlier. The same witness also said Woods had been prescribed two drugs, Ambien and Vicodin. The report did not say how the witness knew that.
"Impairment of the driver is also suspected due to the careless driving that resulted in the traffic crash," Evans wrote in the report dated Nov. 30, which was released by the State Attorney General's office.
Woods' attorney, Mark NeJame, did not return a phone call for comment.
The world's No. 1 golfer hit a hydrant and a tree about 2:25 a.m. on Nov. 27. The Florida Highway Patrol last week cited Woods for careless driving and fined him $164.
Another police report offered new details into the accident from the officer who first responded to the 911 call.
Woods was at first unresponsive, lying on the road covered in a blanket and resting his head on a pillow, according to the report from the Windermere Police Department. The officer, whose name was redacted from the report, said Woods tried to stand up before the officer told him to lie down for his safety. The officer used the pillow to immobilize the golfer's spine.
Woods was bleeding from cut lips but was breathing normally. His wife, Elin, was kneeling over him.
The sport utility vehicle's engine was still running.