Tiger Woods blames medication for his arrest

Posted June 04, 2017

According to a police report obtained by "Extra", an officer found Woods asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes just after 2 a.m.

Published online by the Palm Beach County Court Clerk, the report also shows that officers found Woods" speech "slow, sluggish, and very slurred", while his attitude was "sleepy'.

Woods told police that he took responsibility for what he called "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication".

He later apologized for his action in a statement released to media outlets on Monday, saying that alcohol was "not involved" in his DUI arrest. The police report confirms Woods' blood-alcohol level was.000 in both tests taken. I don't know what's going to happen [now].

The former world number one has blamed the DUI arrest near his home in Jupiter, Florida on an adverse reaction to prescription medication.

Woods will face an arraignment hearing on July 5 before Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo.

After undergoing an anterior lumbar interbody fusion in April - Woods' fourth career operation on his back - he was expected to sit out the remainder of the year.

I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.

Woods later revealed that the incident was the result of a "mix of medications", presumably for his well documented back injured, though it's unclear what he took before getting behind the wheel. He was "extremely sleepy" and the officer observed it was hard for Woods to keep his eyes open and hard to walk.

Woods was also cited for improper parking.

A dazed Woods told the officer that he had traveled from Los Angeles, where he was golfing.

The details contained in a police affidavit released Tuesday did little to clear up the curious circumstances of his whereabouts on Memorial Day morning, only to confirm Woods' statement that he had not been drinking before being arrested for suspicion of DUI. Woods, whose current sponsors include Nike, Bridgestone, Hero, Kowa, Upper Deck, and Monster Energy was ranked 12th on Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in 2016, with total earnings of $45.3 million, despite missing much of the year recovering from back surgery.

"I understand when a guy is hurting as bad as he was and probably is, that he went and did what he did", Nicklaus said. He needs our help. He needs a lot of support from a lot of people.