This is one of those times that it probably is best to hold off on running your mouth.
Yes, Tiger Woods crashed his SUV last week and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Yes, there could have been reason to define the cause as reckless driving.
But, no, there were no victims other than Tiger Woods.
And yet, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, via search warrant for the black box in Woods’ car, is trying to determine whether criminal charges will be brought.
Cynics would say, “Didn’t the guy pay enough already?”
At any rate, there will be no running of the mouth here.
The process must be respected.
Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl confirmed the news, telling USA Today on Tuesday that the department is seeking further data.
“We’re trying to determine if a crime was committed,” Schloegl said in the USA Today story. “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.”
Last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the rollover accident was just that: “purely an accident” and there was no evidence of reckless driving or otherwise.
“No,” Villanueva said when asked if Woods could face a reckless driving charge. “A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it. This is purely an accident.
The investigation was still ongoing as of Tuesday night.
The Sheriff’s department provided a statement to USA Today:
“The Sheriff spoke about the information known at that time, and said it appeared to be a traffic accident. However, the traffic collision investigation is (on)going and traffic investigators have not made any conclusions as to the cause of the collision.”