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Tiger Woods, Car Accident

Florida Highway Patrol

Turns out Tiger blood was a hot commodity for awhile.

The Flordia Highway Patrol requested, and was ultimately denied, a blood sample from Tiger Woods because the "witness" who got him out of his SUV when he crashed it on Nov. 27 told authorities the golfer had been drinking earlier in the day, according to a subpoena request released today.

That "witness" being Woods' wife, the golf-club-wielding Elin Nordegren, of course.

Nordegren also informed FHP officers that her hubby, who underwent major knee surgery last year, has prescriptions for Vicodin and the sleep aid Ambien.

"Impairment of the driver is also suspected due to the careless driving that resulted in the traffic crash," stated the blood-results request.

If only it were that simple...

Authorities ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash and the report filed by the first Windemere Police officer on the scene does not mention a suspicion that Woods was under the influence.

According to the report that surfaced today, the officer arrived to find a man (soon identified as Woods) "lying in the roadway not moving, covered in a blanket and resting his head on a pillow."

Woods was unresponsive, but "breathing adequately, with lacerations to the lips and noticeable blood in the mouth."

"I conducted a brief physical assessment," the officer wrote, "and nothing stood out to be immediately alarming. Mr. Woods periodically attempted to get up; for his safety, I kept him lying down, using the pillow to immobilize his cervical spinal column."

The Cadillac Escalade's front passenger side was "still in contact with a tree" and the engine was running. Both rear-door windows were broken and there was glass on the driveway.

Unfortunately, there was no surveillance footage or neatly typed timeline of events lying amid the glass.


Check out the damage wrought by that ill-fated trip down the driveway in our Tiger Woods' Car Crash Pics gallery.