Tiger Cited for Careless Driving; No Criminal Probe

Florida officials say the case is closed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 1, 2009 2:11 PM CST
Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, rides next to him in this June file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods will get a careless driving citation for the car crash outside his Orlando-area mansion last week, but will not face criminal charges, the Florida Highway Patrol said today. Woods faces a $164 fine and four points against his driver's license. The citation will close the investigation.

"Despite the celebrity status of Mr. Woods, the Florida Highway Patrol has completed its investigation in the same professional manner it strives to complete each traffic investigation," said Sgt. Kim Montes.

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