Police have released the dashboard camera footage from Tiger Woods‘ Monday DUI arrest. Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence by Jupiter, Florida police, who say they found him sleeping by the side of the road at 3 a.m.
Note: Police did release the video and TMZ is live-streaming it. We’ll have the full video later.
In a statement, Woods said he was not driving while drunk, and instead blamed his behavior on the drugs he has been taking since his latest back surgery last month. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly,” Woods said, adding an apology to his friends, family and fans.
According to the police report, Woods had to be woken up by the police officers who found him. The arresting officer wrote that Woods was the only person in his 2015 black Mercedes. “Woods had extremely slow and slurred speech,” the officer wrote.
The officer said that Woods was not aware of where he was and thought he was coming from Los Angeles. “Woods asked how far from his house he was. It should be noted that Woods was heading south bound, away from Hobe Sound,” the officer wrote. Woods also told police that he takes several prescription medication. It also lists “Odors: None.”
The officer also wrote that Woods was “cooperative as much as possible,” but was “extremely sleepy” and had trouble keeping his eyes open.
The report also claims that when Woods was asked if he could recite the alphabet, he said he understood the directions, but offered to recite the “national anthem backwards” instead. “After several times of explaining instructions he completed the task correctly.”
The report does back up Woods’ claim that he was not under the influence of alcohol. It states that he did take a breathalyzer and blew .000. The report states that Woods failed the other sobriety tests. He couldn’t stand on one leg or even touch his nose.
Woods is due in court for his arraignment on July 5. You can read the entire police report below.
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PHOTO: Tiger Woods’ Mugshot After DUI Arrest
Tiger Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter, Florida Monday. Police have released his mugshot. Woods said he was affected by his prescription drugs.
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