A report said Woods also told police he “takes several prescriptions”.
Woods was arrested about 3 a.m., booked into jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to records.
Tiger released a statement, saying, “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved”.
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods’ booking photo in Palm Beach, Florida, on May 29, 2017. And in what the police described as a dash cam footage, Tiger Woods seems unaware of where he was.
The 41-year-old was asleep in his Mercedes Benz in Jupiter, Fla., when police found him alongside a roadway at 2:03 a.m. Officers noted that both driver’s side tires of the Mercedes were flat, with “minor damage to both respective rims”, damage to the front and rear bumpers and a rear taillight that appeared to be out.
Asked by the officer to follow a light with his eyes, Woods is unable to perform the task.
Eventually, Woods has his hands handcuffed behind his back.
Two breathalyzer tests showed his blood alcohol level at zero. Woods later said his condition was caused by prescription medications. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly“, he said. When asked what kind, his answer was redacted from the video tape.
When asked whether he had been taking medications, he says yes and the officer asks which ones.
The officer noted the athlete’s speech was “slow” and “very slurred”. The motor was running and the right blinker was flashing.
“Now that one is, too”, the officer adds.
The video, obtained by TMZ, showcases Woods’ being found in his vehicle, along with the sobriety tests he underwent from the officers that arrested him.
In the footage, you see the professional golfer following police orders as he’s being given a series of field sobriety tests.
Woods struggled to simply put his feet together. Soon the officer says “you’re not even looking at the light”.
It also cost Woods a number of endorsement deals, while other sponsors shifted away from using him in marketing but did not end their contracts with him. He never connected heel-to-toe.
Woods couldn’t raise one leg 6 inches off the round.
Woods announced last week that he had undergone another back surgery in April, his fourth since March 2014.
“He’s not playing, he’s not winning and so he has less chips to play with, if you will, in the endorsement game so that clearly makes it even more hard for him”, said George Belch, marketing professor at San Diego State University.
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