Reports Released in Tiger Woods' DUI arrest
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 10:00
Tiger Woods, once the world's top golfer, was asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and didn't know where he was before he was charged with driving under the influence earlier this week, according to a police report released Tuesday.
According to the police report, officers had to awaken Woods in his running vehicle prior to him being arrested.
According to the incident report, police spotted Woods' black Mercedes on Military Trail at 2:03 a.m. Monday, parked on the side of the road and partially blocking the right lane and bicycle lane.
The police report said that Woods failed the field-sobriety test.
The report said Woods changed his story on where he was coming from and where he was going.
Woods blamed the incident on an "unexpected reaction" to medications he was taking following surgery. Woods told police he takes several prescription medications, according to the police report.
In his statement, Woods had said: "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved".
Here's what the medication Tiger Woods says he's taking is meant for. 'I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly'. "There's a long way to go, but as I said, words can not convey how good it feels to be pain-free".
In the incident report, police described fresh damage to the driver's side of the auto - both tires were flat, along with minor damage to the rims.
In an update Friday on his website, Woods said last month's surgery to fuse disks in his lower back provided instant relief and he hasn't "felt this good in years". A tail light on the passenger side also appeared to be out. He blew a 0.00 in the breath test.
He was cited for DUI and improper parking, and records said there was no crash or damage to any property.
He has been charged with driving under the influence and is due to appear in court on July 5.
Asked if he would like to comment on Woods, Nicklaus initially joked: "No, not really".
Mixing any kind of pain medications increases the impact, something that Woods has apologized for doing.
Woods hasn't won a major tournament since 2008 when he clinched the US Open in sudden death over Rocco Mediate.
Jack Nicklaus was already scheduled to meet the media Tuesday before Tiger Woods' DUI arrest, but it was an unavoidable topic when the 18-time major victor held the annual news conference ahead of The Memorial Tournament he hosts at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. "I think he remains an asset to brands, although not almost what he was when he was playing", Powell said. If Woods has a problem with painkillers, it's hardly a high-class headache and he's got way too much company.