Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI
Tiger Woods’ long weekend isn’t going to be a good one.
The golfer was arrested early Monday morning (May 29, 2017) in Jupiter, Fla., for driving under the influence of alcohol. The 41-year-old was pulled over in his 2015 Mercedes around 3 a.m. and taken into custody, NBC Miami reports.
According to the Palm Beach County’s jail records, Woods was booked around 7:18 a.m. before he was released on his own recognizance with no bond at 10:50 a.m. The documents also claimed the athlete had an unlawful blood alcohol level at the time of his booking.
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Just days before the arrest, Woods wrote on his website he hasn’t “felt this good in years” following an April fusion surgery on his back. “[The surgery gave me] instant nerve relief,” he shared. “I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”
Woods previously crashed his car on Thanksgiving 2009 during an argument with then-wife Elin Nordegren. He was reportedly under the influence of Ambien, though he was not charged with a DUI for the incident.
“This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Woods said in a statement at the time.