Police in Jupiter, Florida have released dashcam footage of Tiger Woods' DUI arrest, which shows the 14-time major champion clearly disorientated after he was found asleep in his auto.
Tiger Woods is one of the greatest athletes in the history of our country, but this week the pro golfer experienced one of the worst moments of his life. And in what the police described as a dash cam footage, Tiger Woods seems unaware of where he was. More importantly, the auto was stopped in the bike lane. Woods is also asked to speak the alphabets A to Z slowly in a non-rhythmic manner but fails to do so. Soon the officer says "you're not even looking at the light".
Woods also struggles to walk along a white lane divider, occasionally stumbling. He subsequently does manage to recite the alphabet successfully. He took a Breathalyzer test, registering 0.000 on it both times, and a urine test, records show.
When officers approached Woods' vehicle, it was stopped and blocking traffic in the righthand lane of Military Trail with its right turn signal flashing, the left brake light on and Woods asleep behind the wheel.
Roughly 15 hours after being arrested by the police, Woods released a statement saying, "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods wrote in his statement, "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved".
He told police he had not been drinking but was taking three prescription medications, including the opioid painkiller Vicodin. "I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly".
Woods is to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County Court.
The 41-year-old golfer has undergone multiple back surgeries, including one a month ago, and hasn't played competitive golf since he pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February.
Woods has won 14 major tournaments, second only to Jack Nicklaus.