Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

Ruben Hill
June 4, 2017

"Now that one is, too", the officer points out.One recording shows a Jupiter, Florida police officer giving Woods a field sobriety test. In the video, Woods appears to be exhausted, confused and having difficulties complying with the police officers' orders as they were trying to conduct a sobriety test.

According to WPBF, Woods' first court appearance related to the suspected DUI will be in Palm Beach County on July 5, 2017.

"When athletes and celebrities who serve as role models, like Tiger Woods, allegedly make the decision to drive impaired, it sends a risky and deadly message", a MADD spokesperson told TMZ adding, "There are no excuses to drive under the influence of any impairing substance, whether it's [sic] alcohol or any legal or illegal impairing drugs".

They wouldn't have included being arrested on a drink-driving charge, a major embarrassment for a professional sportsman working his way back from serious injury, but in a statement released on Monday evening, Woods said alcohol was not a factor in his arrest.

I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. He eventually was cited for careless driving and fined $164.

Under Florida law, a presumption of guilt exists if there is evidence of a blood-alcohol content of.08 or above. That is because that footage could be used against Woods. He said the presence of Vicodin in a urine test would not be enough.

Any punishment from the PGA Tour is not made public.

In April, he announced that he would not compete in the Masters tournament and put his career on hold for surgery to alleviate back pain, his fourth surgery in the past three years.

Steven Bowditch was arrested during the Phoenix Open for extreme DUI. I can imagine that he's also dealing with quite a bit of stress, not being able to stay healthy and play the sport he loves.

Fellow golfers, both past and present, have also shown their support for Woods, including Jack Nicklaus, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Will McGirt and John Daly.

He told police he was taking prescription medicine. "Hopefully, he's on the right dosage and he can get through this stage and hopefully come back".

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