ORLANDO, Florida—While she waited for an ambulance to take her unconscious husband to a hospital in the early morning hours after Thanskgiving, Tiger Woods' wife went into their Isleworth home, retrieved two small bottles of pain pills and said he had taken some earlier.
Elin Woods also tried to ride in the ambulance to the hospital with her husband, but the crew wouldn't let her, saying this was a case of domestic violence -- although officials later were confused because they uncovered no evidence to support that.
Woods was injured in a Nov. 27 car crash when he tried to drive away from his south Orange County mansion about 2:30 a.m. but bounced off two curbs, ran through a row of shrubs, hit a fire hydrant then crashed into a neighbor's tree.
FHP ticketed him for careless driving, and he paid a $164 ticket.
Today's records were peppered with new details:
- Troopers began searching for evidence that Woods was drunk or under the influence of drugs about an hour before they announced his accident.
- Officers looked for evidence of domestic violence but found none.
- Elin Woods told officers she heard her husband's accident, jumped onto a golf cart and went looking for wreckage.
- Officers calculated the golfer's speed at 29 to 37 mph.
And troopers asked Woods' attorney for video of the crash, which should have been captured by at least two of his home-security cameras.
Medical records not available
The afternoon of the crash, FHP troopers tried to get medical records from Woods' hospital, HealthCentral in Ocoee, according to the paperwork.
An emergency room nurse, however, said the records department was closed and troopers would have to come back the following Monday.
Troopers did, arriving about 7 a.m. Nov. 30, the first business day after the crash.
"The director of medical records at first stated their computer system was not working then she stated that they would not provide that information without a warrant on [Tiger Woods] regarding whether or not medical blood had been drawn," FHP Cpl. Thomas DeWitt wrote.
Two FHP captains then went to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office and asked it to subpoena Woods' medical records, but Assistant State Attorney Steve Foster said there was insufficient evidence.
The following day, FHP declared its investigation closed and wrote Woods the ticket.
Officers found no evidence of domestic violence