Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will not be charged by police for his crash in Vermont last week. On Aug. 25, Freeh’s GMC Yukon went off the road in Bernard, Vermont. Police say Freeh was interviewed and does not remember how the crash occurred. While investigators may never be able to determine exactly what happened, they say Freeh’s lack of recollection, the circumstances of the crash, and the lack of an identified mechanical problem points to Freeh falling asleep and drifting off the east side of the roadway. According to a release issued by Vermont State Police, a lack of memory is common in crashes of this nature.
Freeh was the FBI Director from from September 1993 to June 2001. He was appointed to lead a special investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal at Penn State University in November 2011. His findings were released in June of 2012 and were viewed as a scathing indictment of several Penn State officials at the time, including President Graham Spanier, Vice President Gary Schultz, athletic director Tim Curley, and, perhaps most notably, legendary coach Joe Paterno.