According to court and police records, Tiger Woods had to be woken up by an officer as his Mercedes was found stopped on a Florida roadway early Monday morning. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. “It should be noted (that) Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up” the arresting officer for the Jupiter Florida Police Department said in the report. “The vehicle was running and the brake lights were illuminated as well as the right blinker flashing.” An alcohol breath test was administered but showed no signs of alcohol in Woods’ system, as he blew a reading of 0.00. But a urine sample was collected. The report also noted that Woods was cooperative. Woods vehicle was found “stopped on the roadway in the right-hand lane and right shoulder” at 2:03 a.m. Monday. Woods then failed a field sobriety test. He was then cited for improper parking/stopping, along with the driving under the influence citation. The arresting officer described Woods as being “sluggish, sleepy” with “extremely slow and slurred speech.” “Woods stated he didn’t know where he was,” the officer wrote. “Woods changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far he was from his house.” Woods told the officer he “takes several prescriptions.” According to the report, as part of the field test Woods was asked to recite the alphabet backwards several times, and Woods responded at one point, “yes, recite entire national anthem backwards.” He eventually completed that specific task, but then failed other elements of the field sobriety test, for instance walking on a straight line. “Could not maintain starting position,” the officer wrote. “Missed heel to toe each time. Stepped off the line several times.” Woods is scheduled to be arraigned in Palm Beach County circuit court on July 5. In a statement released after the arrest, Woods claimed that the DUI was the result of “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” He specifically stated that it was not due to the consumption of alcohol. “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said. Police didn’t provide any more details about the chemical or substance that may heave led led to the DUI arrest. The PGA Tour said it would not comment on the arrest.
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