Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 2:57
Here is a longer video showing the officers speaking to Woods while still in his auto.
The video, from a dashboard camera in the vehicle of Jupiter, Florida, police officers, shows Woods unable to tie his shoe and wobbling as he tries to walk along a straight line in a field sobriety test.
The star was tested using a breathalizer, showing no signs of alcohol in his blood. Nevertheless, Woods released a statement following the arrest, explaining that alcohool had not been involved and blaming his state on a mix of prescribed medication.
I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their professionalism. The footage shows Woods confused about where he is and struggling to follow directions.
ESPN quoted the official police report in the case, saying Woods was suffering from extremely slow and slurred speech. The police report described Woods during this test as "missed his heel to toe each time".
"Mr. Woods, you don't have to walk anywhere", an officer is heard telling him. A breath test registered 0.0 for alcohol, corroborating what Woods said in a statement issued Monday evening.
Woods told police he was taking several prescriptions, including two painkillers. He was arrested and briefly jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence. Woods speaks about taking prescription medication, including Vicodin and Vioxx, a product banned from the US market.
Woods recently underwent surgery on his back. However, he hasn't won a tournament since 2013 and has not won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. He also apologized for putting himself in the situation and said he would do everything in his power to make sure something like this never happens again.