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No criminal charges for Woods, cited for careless driving

2009-12-01 23:34:27 GMT2009-12-02 07:34:27 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges in his one-car crash, but is to be cited for careless driving, Florida police announced on Tuesday.

Woods will have to pay a 164-dollar fine and will lose four points upon his driver's license but the investigation into Friday's crash is now closed, the state's Highway Patrol said.

Maj. Cindy Williams, the highway policewoman, said there was no sufficent evidence for any greater charges and that no claims of domestic violence were involved.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it will issue Tiger Woods a careless driving citation for a car crash outside his Orlando-area mansion last week.

According to a patrol accident report, Woods crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree at 2:25 a.m. Friday. The airbags did not deploy and Woods' wife told Windermere police she used a golf club to smash the back windows to help him out.

Woods withdrew Monday from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from the crash.

The crash came two days after The National Enquirer published a story alleging that Woods had been seeing a New York nightclub hostess. The woman denies having an affair with Woods.

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