Tiger Woods had to be awakened and his speech was slurred, arrest report says
Golfer has said he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications"
Tiger Woods’$2 2015 Mercedes-Benz showed signs of “fresh damage” on the driver’s side of the vehicle when he was found asleep at the wheel the morning of his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, police records show.
New documents released late Tuesday afternoon by Jupiter, Florida, police reveal that both tire rims on the driver’s side of the Mercedes had minor damage and the front and rear tires on that side of the vehicle were flat.
Police also observed damage to the bumper on the driver’s side, white scrapes and scuffs on the rear bumper, and the passenger side rear taillight was not working, according to the documents.
Jupiter police discovered Woods early Monday on the side of the road, with his car running, its brake lights illuminated and right turn signal flashing, according to the arrest report released earlier Tuesday. He was by himself and wearing his seat belt.
The report said Woods had to be awakened and that his speech was slurred. Woods told police he was coming from golfing in Los Angeles and he didn’t know where he was, the document said. According to the report, he later changed his story and asked how far he was from his house. Woods has a home on Jupiter Island.
The report said Woods also told police he “takes several prescriptions.”
Woods took a Breathalyzer test, registering 0.000 on it, and a urine test, the report said. The report noted the golfer was cooperative.
On Monday, Woods said in a statement that alcohol was not involved and that he had “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
In a statement to CNN and other media outlets, Woods, rehabbing from back surgery, said he did not realize the mix of medications “had affected me so strongly.”
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said.
Golfer Tiger Woods, arrested on Memorial Day in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence, is set to make his first court appearance July 5, according to records released Tuesday.