Written by: Aaron Mathis
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PGA Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested early in the morning of 5/29/2017 for driving under the influence.
At 2:09 am, police officers came upon a vehicle, which turned out to be Woods Mercedes, stopped partially on the roadway on Indian Creek Parkway in Jupiter, Florida with flat tires and damage to the vehicle.
The officer upon approaching the car found Woods slow to respond and unsure of where he was, stating he was in LA and was heading to Orange County.
A field sobriety test was conducted in which Woods showed signs of inebriation. When the golfer was asked to say the alphabet, the officer asked if knew what he needed to do, to which he replied,
“not to sing the national anthem backwards.” The officer finding more signs booked Tiger on suspicion of DUI.
Upon arrival at the station and a 20 minute observation period, Woods gave breath samples which reported 0.00 alcohol in his system. Woods then gave a urine sample to test for drugs in his system.
Later yesterday, after being released on his own recognizance, Woods issued a statement saying that Alcohol was not involved, but his actions were a result of “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said.
Just over a month, ago the number one golfer underwent another back surgery, his fourth since 2014. Woods had not competed since February when he had to withdraw from the competition.
In a recent blog post, Tiger wrote:
“I want to thank my doctors for their great work and support throughout this process. I also want to thank the fans for your phenomenal support. It means more than you know. There’s a long way to go, but as I said, words cannot convey how good it feels to be pain-free.”
On July 5th, Tiger is scheduled to appear before the court.