Tiger Woods Addresses DUI Arrest
Tiger Woods broke his silence about his Memorial Day arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” the golfer said a statement released Monday night (May 29, 2017). “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.”
“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he continued. “I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.”
According to TMZ, the 41-year-old had four drugs listed under his medical conditions: Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx. The medication was reportedly prescribed for Woods’ golfing injuries.
Though the athlete blew 0.00 in a breathalyzer test, the report indicated Woods failed the field sobriety test officers had given after finding the golf legend “asleep at the wheel” of his 2015 Mercedes. It claimed he was “cooperative as much as possible, very droopy, extremely sleepy, hard to keep eyes open, hard to walk.” The documents also noted Woods “had changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far from his house he was.”
He is due in court July.