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Fired Florida Cop: We Don't Ticket Lawmakers

Lawsuit over dismissal alleges unspoken rule

(Newser) - Florida state trooper Charles Swindle says he was "trying to be nice" when he gave state lawmaker Charles McBurney a $10 ticket for failing to show proof of insurance, instead of one for going 87mph in a 70mph. "I'm cutting you a break on this one,"... More »

Copper Thieves Ransack Light Poles in Florida

Drivers on I-95 taking dark rides

(Newser) - Drivers on stretches of I-95 in Florida may have been wondering whether their headlights were fading, but it turns out that copper thieves are to blame for some dark rides of late. Somebody's been stealing the wiring from highway light poles, presumably to sell for scrap, reports CBS Miami.... More »

Woman Shaving Privates Causes Florida Car Crash

Hot date in Key West leads to collision on 'scary road'

(Newser) - Florida revoked Megan Mariah Barnes' driver's license last week, and less than a day later she proved the wisdom of that decision, causing a car accident on US Highway 1 in the Florida Keys as she shaved her private parts while driving. " About 10 years ago I stopped a... More »

Tiger Cited for Careless Driving; No Criminal Probe

Florida officials say the case is closed

(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. More »

Tiger Bails on His Own Tournament, Citing Injuries

Woods won't play again this year, apologizes to fans

(Newser) - Tiger Woods has pulled out of this week's Chevron World Challenge—which he has hosted for the past 9 years—and is blaming injuries sustained in his mysterious car crash early Friday morning. "I'm very sorry that I can't be there," reads a post on his website. The... More »

Fla. Cops Seek Tiger Search Warrant

Injuries may have been caused by domestic violence, or DUI

(Newser) - The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to get a search warrant that would allow it access to Tiger Woods' hospital records, TMZ reports. The goal: To figure out whether the golfer's injuries were caused by his car accident or his wife. To get a warrant, authorities must show probable cause... More »

Tiger Breaks Silence, Blows Off Cops Again

In statement on website, golfer praises wife for acting 'courageously'

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is "pretty sore" physically and his feelings are hurt after 2 days of speculation about his car crash early Friday morning—but if Florida Highway Patrol investigators want to hear his story, they'll have to wait. A scheduled meeting was canceled this afternoon for the second consecutive... More »

TMZ: Tiger's Cuts Caused by Wife, Not Crash

She scratched him during argument about affair rumors, says friend

(Newser) - As unconfirmed reports about Friday night's car accident dribble out, TMZ now says that Tiger Woods' facial cuts didn't come from the accident but from his wife, Elin Nordegren. He reportedly told a friend that she scratched him after confronting him about rumors he was cheating. Tiger then left the... More »

Tiger Lost Consciousness; Wife Helped Free Him

Investigation on hold until after golfer gets some rest

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was unconscious for 6 minutes after his SUV collided with a fire hydrant and tree near his Florida mansion early this morning, and his wife heard the crash and helped free him from the vehicle. Elin Nordegren, a former model, used a golf club—she presumably had quite... More »

Tiger OK, Has Cuts on Face: Agent

Golfer out of hospital after early-morning car crash

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is out of the hospital and doing well after an early-morning car crash in which he suffered facial lacerations. The superstar golfer hit a fire hydrant and tree with his Cadillac SUV, and his condition was initially reported as serious, the designation for any patient transported by ambulance.... More »

Tiger Woods Seriously Hurt in Car Accident

Golf star was pulling out of his own driveway

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was seriously hurt in a car crash early this morning outside his home in Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol reported this afternoon. Alcohol was not a factor. The golf megastar was pulling out of his driveway at less than 33mph—the speed at which airbags deploy—when he... More »

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