Police release dashcam video from DUI arrest for Tiger Woods
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 4:58
The brake lights of Woods' 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG 65 are lit and the right turn signal is blinking.
The front bumper of Woods' Mercedes was damaged and both tires on the driver's side were flat, police said.
Woods, who recently had his fourth back surgery, is also heard telling the officers he has screws in his knee when they asked if he had anything that would poke them during a search.
Police have released dash cam video of Tiger Woods' DUI arrest and the video is very uncomfortable to watch.
When Tiger Woods was arrested earlier this week for suspicion of DUI, all we had to go on were some vague comments by police and his mugshot. "I didn't realiae the mix of medications had affected me so strongly".
His arraignment is scheduled for July 5.
"Tiger's statement was a bad idea". The footage shows Woods confused about where he is and struggling to follow directions.
Tiger Woods has been in the public eye for more than 20 years
The 14-time major champion was taken into custody at 2:49 a.m. ET on Monday, booked at 7:18 a.m. and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. Officers noted in their report that Woods was "extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech, and was slow to provide" documents such as his license and registration.
Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in MA, said sponsors will likely cut ties with Woods should the results show he was lying.
Tests confirmed Woods' statement that there was no alcohol in his system and during the video he explains to the officers that the only drugs he has taken are the ones he has been prescribed. "He's a member of our family, and we're going to do everything we can to help and support him".
Woods also said in the post that his long-term prognosis for returning to professional golf is positive but that he won't be able to twist his back for another two to three months.
He is now recovering after recently undergoing back surgery for an ongoing injury, one which has severely limited his tournament appearances over the last two years. On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, which Woods won a record five times, PGA Tour players who grew up admiring his dominance in golf wished for the best.
According to TMZ, medications listed on the report include Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx with a note that he had not taken Vioxx this year. Of course not. But do I want to see somebody not have the ability because of physical problems?