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November 30, 2009

Police deny media reports on Woods investigation

Posted at 1:47 PM by Mike Walker | Categories: Tiger Woods

The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday it is still investigating Tiger Woods' one-car accident, but that some media reports on the details of that investigation are incorrect.

"Contrary to various media reports, the Florida Highway Patrol has not made any comments regarding the details of the ongoing crash investigation involving Tiger Woods as it relates to medical information, or any other aspect of this investigation," Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said.

So far, Woods has declined three times to speak to police about the accident near his home early Friday evening, and speculation on the circumstances of the crash is rampant in the traditional media and on the Internet. While the Florida Highway Patrol does not indicate any particular report or media outlet as incorrect, the statement appears directed at TMZ.com's report earlier Monday that investigators are pursuing a search warrant to review Woods' medical records from Health Center Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., where Woods was treated after the accident. TMZ now says that police have not formally sought a warrant, but that investigators are still pursuing one. TMZ also reported that two Florida Highway Patrol troopers visited Health Center Hospital on Monday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that charges in the accident are "pending" and that the police will not be available for in-person interviews with media outlets.

"At this time, the agency has not scheduled a press conference, and the FHP is not conducting any on-camera, recorded or telephone interviews," Montes said. "All updates will be sent via email."

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