Tiger Woods To Be Issued Careless Driving Citation

Golf champion Tiger Woods will be issued a citation for careless driving after a crash that damaged a neighbor's property and landed Woods in the hospital, Florida Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday.

"With the issuance of this citation, the Florida Highway Patrol has completed this investigation," said Maj. Cindy Williams of the highway patrol.

Woods faces a fine of $164 and 4 points against his driver's license.

Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and a tree in his neighbor's yard in Windermere, Fla., an enclave in the Orlando area, about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The air bags in the SUV did not deploy, and Woods' wife told officers that she used a golf club to break the vehicle's windows and free him. Woods' neighbor, Bill Sharpe, said the golfer had scratches on his face and appeared disoriented.

But celebrity magazines have speculated that Woods and his wife were involved in a heated argument. Woods has not issued a statement on the events leading up to the crash.

Highway patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said there was insufficient cause to issue a subpoena for additional evidence in the case.

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