UPDATE: Drugs, Alcohol Ruled Out in Louis Freeh Car Crash

Former FBI director is now chairman of Philly's Pepper Hamilton law firm.

[Update 3:11 p.m.] The Patriot-News reports: Vermont State Police “have issued a press release saying that preliminary investigations have ruled out drugs and alcohol as a factor in the crash that left former FBI director Louis Freeh seriously injured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

Here is the press release.

[Original] Louis Freeh, the former director of the FBI and current chairman of the Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton law firm, was injured Monday in a Vermont car crash.

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery, the officials said.

The accident occurred early Monday afternoon on Route 12 in Barnard in eastern Vermont, the Vermont State Police said.

Mr. Freeh drove his 2010 GMC Yukon off the road, striking a mailbox, a row of shrubs and a tree before stopping, the police said. He was wearing his seatbelt and was alone, officials said; no one else was injured.

Freeh was also author of the Freeh Report, the investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State that provided the basis for NCAA sanctions against the school.