More reports reaching AWN state that Tiger Woods found asleep in car at time of arrest.No trces of alcohol was found after he did a breath test contrary to earlier reports reaching AWN.
The police found Woods sleeping in his car and had to wake up. When they approached Tiger Woods car, the engine was running vehicle. This led police to suspect Woods was possibly intoxicated. He was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning, according to a police report.
According to the police report, Woods "had extremely slow and slurred speech" and struggled with several roadside tasks. The report noted that the golfer changed his story about where he was going and where he was coming from, originally saying that he was coming from "L.A." and on his way to "Orange County" before stating that he had no idea where he was. Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Florida.
Woods explained to the officers that he was taking prescriptions, including two painkillers. Woods had been suffering from back pains which led him to withdraw from a recent competition. Police said Woods was "cooperative as much as possible" and that he agreed to take a breath test and a urine test. He blew a 0.00 in the breath test.
Woods had explained that he had not been driving under the influence but that he had an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medication.
"I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said in the statement. "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."