Superstar idolatry is alive and properly. The good golfer Tiger Woods can thank Sheriff Alejandro Villanueva of Los Angeles County for the plain “wink and nod” association to his horrendous auto crash final month.
Tiger acquired off with nary a careless driving ticket. He took a rental automobile at double the pace, crossed over into the opposing lane and sailed by way of shrubs whereas rolling over a number of instances earlier than coming to relaxation. When assist arrived, he was unconscious with a number of accidents. Oh, by the best way, there have been no skid marks, which indicated he was not even aware or in management when he began the occasion. Do you assume that legislation enforcement would at the least have an interest if he had an intoxicant in his system?
We all know that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division does have the capability to implement the DUI legal guidelines of their jurisdiction. In a single case, a lady crossed the freeway, hit somebody head-on and killed six folks. L.A. County Sheriff’s took a blood draw from the unconscious driver that ended up being 0.015% BAC. Her lawyer misplaced a movement to suppress the proof, a blood draw.
Sheriff Villanueva claims that Tiger’s crash was “merely an accident,” and claims, “pace was…possibly an element on this accident.” Did the automobile Tiger was touring in pace by itself or was the individual behind the wheel considerably accountable? It appears Villanueva had his thoughts made up earlier than it was already investigated.
Villanueva mentioned, “I do know there are some saying that by some means he obtained a particular or preferential remedy any, any of some sort, that’s completely false.”
Villanueva mentioned there was no possible trigger, reminiscent of open liquor containers or indicators of narcotics within the automobile, that will have allowed investigators to acquire a search warrant to check Woods’ blood for intoxicants. Can’t you at the least scratch the floor a bit? Possibly do a blood draw or subpoena the data from the hospital? How about taking a look at his cellular phone to see if it was getting used on the time? Higher but, discover out what he was doing the previous 24 hours. And, don’t neglect, Tiger was arrested in 2017 for DUI and reckless driving. In that incident, he was below the affect of prescription drugs, a sleeping agent and THC and couldn’t articulate what state he was in. That sounds acquainted.
Blaming the automobile and never the motive force is what Sheriff Villanueva is considering. So what do his investigators do? They executed a search warrant to retrieve information from the black field system within the SUV that Woods was driving. A warrant for the black field, not Tiger’s blood. Not like the lady talked about earlier, Woods has his automobile’s motion the perpetrator of the crash however not the suspicion of what his blood would possibly reveal. Shameful and the legislation unfairly utilized.
Tony Strungis is a retired police chief, accident reconstructionist and Moms Towards Drunk Driving Award Recipient. He lives in Inexperienced Valley.