Tiger Woods Reportedly 'Asleep at the Wheel' in DUI Arrest
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 9:46
Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awakened by a Florida police officer, who found the auto the golfer was driving stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running with the right blinker light flashing, the report said.
Details of Tiger Woods' Memorial Day DUI arrest have emerged and according to the police report, the golf legend was NOT under the influence of alcohol as previously reported. He was "extremely sleepy" and the officer observed it was hard for Woods to keep his eyes open and hard to walk.
However contrary to reports on Monday which said Woods refused a breathalyzer test, the golfer agreed and "blew zeroes" indicating there was no alcohol in his system. The golf star said in a statement released Monday night that the charge was a result of an unanticipated reaction to prescription medication and not from alcohol. "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications", he said.
In a statement to CNN and other media outlets, Woods, now rehabbing from back surgery, said he did not realize the mix of medications "had affected me so strongly".
"I want to thank my doctors for their great work and support throughout this process. I think he remains an asset to brands, although not almost what he was when he was playing", Powell said. The report also says that Woods was unable to recite the Romberg alphabet.
On Monday evening Woods issued a statement blaming his arrest on "a mix of medications", and apologized to his family, friends and fans.
Tiger Woods DUI police report
Woods has won 14 major tournaments - second only to Jack Nicklaus. I asked Woods if he knew where he was at to which he stated he had no idea. I expect more from myself too.
Woods' arraignment in Palm Beach County court on a DUI charge is scheduled for July 5.
Woods announced last week that he had undergone another back surgery in April, his fourth since March 2014.
According to the incident report, Woods, who was asleep when first found by officers, also fell asleep while being investigated and questioned.
Just five days before this latest rock-bottom setback, Woods wrote that he hadn't "felt this good in years" and mentioned having "a life again with my kids".