Police: FBI ex-director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep at wheel

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Former FBI Director, U.S. Louis Freeh, listens to a speech at the annual shareholder meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Freeh delivered a final report after serving for Daimler AG as an independent compliance monitor for three years. German automaker Daimler is warning shareholders it expects 2013 to be difficult and that it may have to reassess its earnings expectations. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
FILE - In this July 2, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh leaves Federal Court after meeting with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier,who appointed Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund, in New Orleans. Freeh recommended Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh leaves Federal Court after meeting with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Barbier appointed Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, left, leaves Federal Court with an unidentified man after meeting with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Barbier appointed Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Louis Freeh, trustee of MF Global Holdings Ltd., center, speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing with James Giddens, trustee of MF Global, left, and Jill Sommers, commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The trustees and foreign authorities overseeing the bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd. face competing and conflicting duties that are delaying the return of customer and creditor funds, one of the company's trustees said in testimony today. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Louis Freeh, trustee of MF Global Holdings Ltd., speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing with James Giddens, trustee of MF Global, left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The trustees and foreign authorities overseeing the bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd. face competing and conflicting duties that are delaying the return of customer and creditor funds, one of the company's trustees said in testimony today. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Louis Freeh, trustee of MF Global Holdings Ltd., speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The trustees and foreign authorities overseeing the bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd. face competing and conflicting duties that are delaying the return of customer and creditor funds, one of the company's trustees said in testimony today. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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BARNARD, Vt. (AP) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep at the wheel and drifted across the road before the car crash last week that severely injured him in Vermont, state police said Wednesday.

Freeh was interviewed and does not remember why he crashed in Barnard on Aug. 25, Vermont State Police said. His lack of memory, the circumstances of the crash and lack of a mechanical problem means Freeh likely fell asleep, police said, while acknowledging that they may never know what happened.

Police have said drugs and alcohol weren't factors in the crash and Freeh, who lives in Wilmington, Delaware, will not be charged.

Freeh, 64, was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after the accident. The hospital on Wednesday would not provide any information about his condition.

State Police Capt. Ray Keefe said police did not consider if Freeh was using a cellphone before the crash, and did not examine his phone, because the accident was not consistent with one of a distracted driver; no brake or swerve marks were left on the road.

Freeh issued a statement Friday through the office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy saying he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured. He thanked several officials including Vice President Joe Biden and FBI Director James Comey as well as FBI agents and employees.

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