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FBI ex-Director Freeh likely fell asleep before he crashed car, police say

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh. (AP file photo)
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BARNARD, Vt. (AP) - Vermont police have concluded former FBI Director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep and drifted across the road before the car crash last week that severely injured him.

Police said Wednesday that Freeh doesn't remember why he crashed in Barnard on Aug. 25. Police said his lack of memory, the circumstances of the crash and lack of mechanical problem means Freeh likely fell asleep.

Police have said drugs and alcohol weren't factors in the crash. They also said they didn't consider if Freeh was using a cellphone before the crash and didn't examine his phone because the accident wasn't consistent with one of a distracted driver; no brake or swerve marks were left.

Police said Freeh won't be charged.

The New Hampshire hospital where he is being treated wouldn't comment on his condition.

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