Tiger Woods Had To Be Woken Up During DUI Arrest
- Author: Julie Sanders May 30, 2017,
May 30, 2017, 19:23
Woods "had slow, sluggish and very slurred speech" and was "unable to walk alone", but he blew a 0.00 in a breath test for alcohol, the report says.
Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods was released from the Palm Beach County Jail at 10:50 a.m. on Monday morning.
The official charges were for DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI alcohol or drugs, according to police records, but Woods since has attempted to clear up what led to his arrest via a public statement.
"I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again", Woods concluded.
The once-great golfer was arrested around 3 a.m. on Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway in the town of Jupiter, NBC News has confirmed.
"I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their professionalism", Woods said in the statement. PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw said the tour would have no comment. He then changed his story about where he was coming from and going to, the police report said. The 41-year-old golfer has undergone multiple back surgeries and hasn't played competitive golf since he was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February. Woods said in a blog post published last week that "it was instant nerve relief".
Woods hasn't won a major tournament since 2008 when he clinched the US Open in sudden death over Rocco Mediate. Woods says he didn't realize the mix of medications affected him that strongly. Police in Florida said Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI.
Court documents say there were six witnesses to the arrest.
Woods couldn't complete several tasks during the field sobriety test, including reciting the national anthem backwards. Woods' wife has told police that she used a golf club to smash the back windows of the Cadillac Escalade to help her husband out. Woods and Nordegren were divorced in 2010. He later had a relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn that lasted two years.