'Sleeping' Tiger had not been drinking, tests show

Lynette Rowe
June 14, 2017

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

When the cops found him 8 miles away from his home in South Florida, he was soon arrested for being caught with multiple drugs in his system.

Woods failed the field sobriety test, with cops noting that it was "hard for him to walk" and "to keep his eyes open".

Woods released a statement on Monday night apologising, and insisting there was no alcohol involved.

He said: "I want the public to know alcohol was not involved".

He explained that his unconsciousness behind the wheel was not due to alcohol intake but the aftereffects of prescribed medication. 'I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly'. The golfer is now recovering from back surgery and is expected to be out at least five more months.

"I will do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again".

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According to the CNN report, his speech was slurred and he initially did not appear to know where he was - claiming, at first, that he was coming back from golfing in Los Angeles. Woods was able to recite the alphabet backward - though cops had to explain the instructions a few times: Woods initially believed he was supposed to "recite the entire national anthem backwards".

Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods, 41, a Jupiter Island resident, was booked at 7:18 a.m. Absolutely. Did I enjoy every time Tiger did something, my name was mentioned right beside it?

Nike, which signed Woods in 1996, had previously backed the 14-time major victor following his 2009 sex scandal, while other sponsors such as Gatorade and AT&T dropped him. "Hopefully he's OK. I'm kind of wanting to find out more about the story and hope all is well".

"I feel bad for Tiger; (he) is a friend".

Last week, he wrote on his website that the fusion surgery had given him instant relief from pain - and said he hadn't felt so good for years.

"I think that he's struggling".

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