Tiger's auto was damaged prior to DUI arrest
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 12:58
Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awakened by a Jupiter police officer, who found the vehicle the golfer was driving stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running with the right blinker light flashing, the report said.
When the officer asked him to walk in a straight line as part of a sobriety test, the officer said Woods missed his heel to toe each time, stepped off the line and had to use his arms for balance. Woods told police he had not been drinking and a breathalyzer test showed he had this much alcohol in his system: 0.00.
The former world number one blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications" in a statement issued after his release, with the police record supporting his claim he had not been drinking alcohol. "I wish him well", Nicklaus said during a press conference for The Memorial Tournament, which begins Thursday in Dublin, Ohio. Tiger's a friend. He's been great for the game of golf. FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, golfer Tiger Woods prepares to sign copies of his new book at a book signing in NY.
People have been surprisingly supportive of the golfer's situation, tweeting out their beliefs at the unfair treatment that he has received as a result of this occurrence. According to the report, Woods' was "asleep behind the wheel and had to be woken up".
Would you care to comment on Tiger Woods' situation?
"I understand when a guy is hurting as bad as he was and probably is, that he went and did what he did", Nicklaus said. And I think he needs all our help.
"I asked Woods where he was coming from to which he stated "LA" and I then asked where he was coming from tonight to which he stated LA again and that he was on his way down to Orange County".
"Bridgestone Golf told "CBS This Morning" it was, ". continuing to monitor the situation".