Tiger Woods found asleep at the wheel, no alcohol in his system

Cheryl Sanders
May 31, 2017

According to an incident report, police described fresh damage to the driver's side of the vehicle - both tires were flat, along with minor damage to the rims.

Woods was arrested for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances or controlled substances on Monday morning and was also cited for improper stopping, standing or parking in an illegal place. Officers said Woods was cooperative but failed a roadside sobriety test. Breath tests showed no alcohol in his system, and Woods also agreed to a urine test.

A police report released Tuesday says Tiger Woods told officers that he was recovering from back surgery and admitted he was taking medications, including Vicodin, which is a very strong prescription drug.

"I expect more from myself too", Woods said of his arrest.


Woods recently had back surgery and said he didn't realize how much the mix of medication would affect him. Woods, 41, has blamed the incident on medications.

"Whether this is just a misunderstanding. or if he had some medication problems, a mixture of some - I really don't know", Stricker said.

His arraignment is scheduled for July 5. One officer said that when he asked Woods where he was headed, the golfer replied that "he did not know, that he just likes to drive".

It was the first time Woods has run into trouble off the golf course since he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his Windermere, Florida, home in the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, which led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs.


"I would like to apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans", Woods said Monday. He was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office online records. Before the four back surgeries, Woods had four surgeries on his left knee dating to his freshman year at Stanford in 1994. I hope he gets out of it and I hope he plays golf again.

'He's been great for the game of golf but he needs our help, and I wish him well'.

Jack Nicklaus was already scheduled to meet the media Tuesday before Tiger Woods' DUI arrest, but it was an unavoidable topic when the 18-time major victor held the annual news conference ahead of The Memorial Tournament he hosts at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Woods has had four back surgeries since 2014, the latest in April.


Woods' first major scandal happened the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 when he was injured in a auto crash in front of his Orlando, Florida home.

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