Golfer Tiger Woods fell asleep in driving seat before arrest

by Dwayne Torres May 31, 2017, 6:35

Tiger Woods's vehicle had a pair of flat tires and body damage on both the front and rear ends when police found him, apparently asleep, in the driver's seat of his stopped auto early on Monday, according to records released on Tuesday by police in Florida.

His police report, obtained and published by several media outlets, said Woods was "co-operative" and "confused" when found by police, with "extremely slow and slurred speech".

A police report then showed that a Florida trooper who suspected Woods was driving under the influence sought a subpoena for the golfer's blood test results from the hospital, but prosecutors rejected the petition for insufficient information.

Woods, 41, was also said to have been unaware of his whereabouts and believed he had been coming from Los Angeles where he had been playing golf, a story he changed.

Woods, who is now sidelined from competition after having his fourth back surgery in April, said last week that he felt better than he had in years and had no plans to retire from competitive golf.

Woods was given a breathalyser test, and twice blew a 0.000, according to police.

"I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly", Woods said in his statement. 'What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications, ' he said.

The last time the 14-time major victor was seen on a golf course was during the Dubai Desert Classic in February when he withdrew with back spasms.

"I feel bad for Tiger", Nicklaus said.

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Woods was once ranked the number one golfer in the world, but in the last few years health troubles set him back to today's ranking of 876. (How can a man allow himself to get behind the wheel in that state of mind, at that time in the morning?) In other words, he has told us he is reckless, whether he's dominating his sport or in too much pain from his back surgeries to play even nine competitive holes.

Woods and Nike have marched arm-in-arm since 1996, the year before he won his first Masters title.

Woods had undergone a back operation for the fourth time on 20 April. He said he exchanged texts with Woods on Monday and that Woods told him no alcohol was involved.

According to the report, an officer found Woods asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes just after 2 a.m.

Woods is scheduled to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County on the DUI charge.

He spent almost four hours in Palm Beach County Jail before being released without having to pay bail.

"Pete worked with him, and [Tiger] had his trainer with him, and the trainer asked some very good questions". Woods was also reportedly "as cooperative as possible" and took a breath and urine test.

Woods apologized, saying, "I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again".

February 2017 " Woods shoots 77 in the opening round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and withdraws the next day with back spasms.


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