Woods was asleep at wheel, passed breath test

Ruben Hill
June 5, 2017

Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz auto a few miles from his house in Jupiter, South Florida, when police officers found him and arrested him at about 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI).

Police in Florida said Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI.

After they awakened him, he had difficulty keeping his eyes open, his speech was slurred and he was unable to stand on his own, according to documents obtained by the Palm Beach Post.

Woods said in a statement Monday that he had not been drinking and was affected by an "unexpected reaction to prescribed medications". Two breathalyser tests showed his blood alcohol content to be zero, according to the report.

Woods recently had back surgery and said he didn't realize how much the mix of medication would affect him.

The former world number one has blamed the DUI arrest near his home in Jupiter, Florida on an adverse reaction to prescription medication. "I feel bad for him that it's happened". He was arrested for suspicions of driving under the influence and then released around 10:30 a.m. later that same morning.

"Tiger is a friend".

"I would like to apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans", Woods said Monday.

"I think that he's struggling. I don't know what's going to happen [now]", Nicklaus added.

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. He has won 14 majors, the last one the U.S. Open in 2008 at Torrey Pines just one week before his fourth knee surgery, which sidelined him for almost nine months.

Woods, now recovering from a fourth bout of surgery on a back injury in three years, is taking four separate medications - including the painkiller Vicodin, according to the affadavit. "But I'm not a doctor", said Nicklaus.

Woods is scheduled to appear in court on July 5. I hope he gets out of it, and I hope he plays golf again.

In February, Woods had to drop out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after complaining about back spasms following the first round.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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