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The New York Times reports that the Florida Highway Patrol will not criminally charge the famous golfer Tiger Woods for anything more than a citation for careless driving. The Florida Highway Patrol also announced that the evidence was not conducive to further investigation. They also noted that no claims of domestic abuse were made. The Tiger Woods drama started when he crashed his car into a fire hydrant and tree in front of his estate in the wee hours of the morning this past Friday. The Tiger Woods careless driving ticket puts an end to speculation of DUI or domestic violence charges coming into play.
As we wrote about earlier in Celebrity Justice, there were rumors of domestic abuse, prescription pain medication, and other woman drama swirling around the incident. When police sought his hospital records, rumors of possible charges grew.
The New York Times quoted Sgt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol public affairs officer as saying, "There was no testimony or evidence to support any charges other than careless driving." That careless driving ticket will likely result in four points on Tiger Woods' license and a $164 fine.
Other individuals have stepped up to brush aside rumors that Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren had an altercation with Mr. Woods that ultimately led to the crash.
Tiger Woods' neighbors have spoken on behalf of the couple saying that when they rushed on to the scene, it was more a traffic accident scene than a scene of domestic violence.
Unfortunately the careless driving ticket does not mean the end of tabloid attention on the Woods family, who now face the daunting task of dealing with the spotlight of fame shining on what would otherwise be private marital issues.