Tiger Woods crash update: Sheriff executes search warrant for black box

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has executed a search warrant to obtain data from the 'black box' in the Genesis GV80 SUV that was crashed by Tiger Woods last week.

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Wed, 3 Mar 2021

Tiger Woods crash update: Sheriff executes search warrant for black box

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has executed a search warrant to obtain data from the 'black box' in the Genesis GV80 SUV that was crashed by Tiger Woods last week, according to USA TODAY Sports

The report claims that in order to obtain a warrant for the 'black box', law enforcement is required to establish there was probable cause that a crime was committed, even if it was just a misdemanor. 

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"We’re trying to determine if a crime was committed," Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. 

"If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cell phone or something like that.

"We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime, we close out the case, and it was a regular traffic collision."

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Schloegl also said there was "no probable cause" to get a warrant to obtain Woods’ blood from him or the hospital he went to with broken bones in his lower right leg after the crash.

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg is said to have been approached for comment but has not yet replied. 

Back in 2017, Woods was found asleep at the wheel in Florida and had numerous medications in his system such as sleep aid Ambien, Vicodin, Xanax, Dilaudid and THC, according to a toxicology report. 

Woods had been recovering from a fifth back surgery prior to his car crash in Los Angeles last week, and he was hoping to be fit to compete in The Masters in April. 

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