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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Police: Tiger Woods was asleep in his car when arrested

Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his car before police arrested him on a DUI charge on Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla., according to the police report released Tuesday.

However, Woods blew a 0.0 on a breath test for alcohol. The golf star said in a statement released Monday night that the charge was a result of an unanticipated reaction to prescription medication and not from alcohol.
"I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods' statement read. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

Woods, 41, told police he was taking several prescriptions at the time of his arrest, the police report said. He "had extremely slow and slurred speech" and had difficulty completing road side tasks, per the report.
The police report also indicated that Woods changed his story regarding where he was coming from as well as his destination.

The 14-time major champion was arrested at 2:49 a.m. ET on Monday and booked at 7:18 a.m. He was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5 at Palm Beach County court.

Woods announced last week that he had undergone another back surgery in April, his fourth since March 2014. He will be sidelined for the rest of the 2017 season.

Woods last played at the Dubai Desert Classic in February, withdrawing after shooting an opening-round 77. He also played at the Farmers Insurance Open in February, missing the cut after opening 76-72.

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