Tiger Woods told officers during arrest he had taken Xanax

Lynette Rowe
June 10, 2017

Golf Channel reports on a new document release from the Jupiter (Fla.) Police Department indicating Woods' disclosure to officers, which had previously been redacted from reports.

Woods, 41, was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes on May 29 before police arrested him on a DUI charge. He blew a 0.00 on two breathalyzer tests, but failed multiple field sobriety tests.

In the unredacted report, however, officer Christopher Fandry wrote, "I asked Woods if he had taken any medication to which he stated 'Xanax'". It was then that Woods said he had taken Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug.

Woods was found asleep in the driver's seat with his vehicle running and the brake lights on, according to a police report per Palm Beach Post, and had to be awaken by officers on the night of May 30.

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Woods told officers at a testing facility that he had taken several prescriptions, and the arrest affidavit listed four medications, but not Xanax.

The police report also lists Vicodin, Solarex, Vioxx, and Turox as drugs that he had been prescribed.

I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. His arraignment in Palm Beach County court is scheduled for July 5.

Woods is the victor of 14 major championships, second only to Jack Nicklaus, but has hardly played in the last 22 months, during which time he has had multiple back surgeries.

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