Prescription Drugs Lead to Tiger Woods DUI Arrest

Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near his home in Florida in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to the police report, an officer in Jupiter, Florida, saw a black Mercedes stopped in the roadway in the right lane.

Woods had gone through a fourth back surgery in April, and told the police that he was on several prescription drugs and painkillers.

Police reports released on Tuesday showed Woods' had no blood-alcohol level when tested by officers.

In a statement, Woods said that he did not realise that the meds "had affected [him] so strongly".

It was the first of many questions about Woods posed to Nicklaus on Tuesday, and after a moment, the Golden Bear did indeed comment. The car's motor was running, the brake lights were lit and the right turn signal was blinking, the affidavit says.

On Monday evening Woods issued a statement blaming his arrest on "a mix of medications", and apologized to his family, friends and fans. "And I think he needs all our help, and we wish him well".

An officer listed the medications Woods said he was taking as "soloxex", "vicodin", "torix" and "viox".

One of Woods' ex-mistresses, former lingerie model Cori Rist, has now spoken out about Woods' arrest, saying that she feels sorry for him and claiming that he "never" used drugs or alcohol when they were together. He needs a lot of support from a lot of people.

Police discovered Woods buckled into his 2015 vehicle, which was running with the brake lights and right turn signal flashing, on Military Trail south of Indian Creek Parkway. But he was able to complete the physical tasks that police asked him to do at that time to check his responses.

Shortly after, he was taken to a testing facility where he was asked to take two breathalyzer tests and scored.000 on both.

Woods, a 14-time major victor, was released from jail on his own recognisance and is due in court on July 5, records show. "I don't know what's going to happen", said Nicklaus.

Woods, now 876th in the Official World Golf Ranking, is recovering from his fourth back surgery since 2014 and will miss the rest of the PGA Tour season.

  • Julie Sanders