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NEW DOCUMENTS: Tiger Woods' Wife Was Suspected of Domestic Violence

Mar. 12 2010, Published 9:24 a.m. ET

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The Florida Highway Patrol released documents on Friday with detailed notes from the investigation into his post-Thanksgiving early morning crash into a tree and fire hydrant. The notes indicated that authorities refused to allow Tiger’s wife Elin to ride in the ambulance with him because they suspected the crash was part of domestic violence incident. Authorities also checked to see if Tiger was under the influence of alcohol.

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According to the documents, authorities tried to obtain blood samples and surveillance video of the incident but were denied access to both.

The police also detailed that they went to Johnson’s Towing, where Tiger’s SUV was being held and observed the inside of the vehicle.  “I could find no blood in the driver compartment area,” Corporal Thomas R. Dewitt wrote in his Field Note packet. 

The condition of Tiger’s Cadillac Escalde was noted.  “The left rear and right rear windows were smashed inward.”

Corporal Dewitt noted that Tiger was released from the hospital at 1 pm on November 27, 2009. 

The report reads: “On November 27, 2009 the police went to Health Central Hospital to ask if medical personnel had drawn blood from D-1(Tiger).  The hospital told them only the records department would have that information and they were closed so the police would need to call back on Monday, November 30, 2009. “

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At 5:55 pm the same day police arrived at the Woods home where they spoke only with Tiger’s wife.  Elin “appeared tired and had no physical indications of physical abuse or injuries on her face, neck or hands.” The police noted that Elin said D-1(Tiger) was sleeping and could not be woken up and police agreed to return to the home at 3:00pm on November 28, 2009. 

Dewitt wrote about the strange way Elin ended their meeting.  “After agreeing to come back on 11/28/09, Mrs. Woods walked off to our left, down a hallway, and left us standing there. We let ourselves out and I walked the crash scene.”

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The police then interviewed the children of the neighbors who helped out at the scene of the accident. They told police Tiger “had an upper lip injury that bled just a little bit and did not observe any other injuries,” on Tiger. 

Police then spoke with the private security guards employed by the gated community Tiger lives in and Security Officer Camacho told them rear passenger windows of the car “were broken out and it appeared to have been done by a golf club which was lying on the driveway next to the driver side,” of the car.

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The report also details that as the police arrived at the Woods home on November 28 for their meeting to speak with Tiger, Corporal Dewitt received a phone call from Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg who said Tiger didn’t feel well and wanted to reschedule the interview to the following day, November 29. 

On November 29 Corporal Dewitt and Sargeant Britt were contacted by Sargeant Kim Montes informed them that Tiger and Elin would not be talking with the police, but would provide a copy of Tiger’s driver’s license, Florida registration and insurance card.  The police requested a copy of the surveillance video they had observed previously and Tiger’s lawyer Mark Nejame said he “couldn’t figure out how to get the video,” and promised to contact police in a couple of hours with the information on any video.

Corporal Dewitt spoke with Windermere police department Officer Jason Sipos who responded to the crash with Officer Brandon McDonnell.  He stated that when they arrived a “black male was lying on the ground with a white female hovering over him.  He was covered by a blanket and had a pillow under his head.”  Tiger was unconscious and unresponsive and Officer Sipos heard Tiger snore, but Officer McDonnell was concerned it was “aganal breathing,” which is an extremely dangerous medical sign so they asked the EMS to “step up their response.”

The report continued that “as the paramedics loaded Tiger into a health Central Ambulance of the crew stated that Tiger’s wife could not go in ambulance because this was a domestic. Officer Sipos stated he never heard Tiger speak or Tiger’s wife make any such statement about domestic violence.”

According to the documents the paramedics asked about any medications that Tiger was on. “Tiger’s wife went into their home and retrieved two small bottles and stated it was Vicotin (sic).”



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