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Awakened by a police officer as he sat behind the wheel of an idling car stopped in the roadway, golfer Tiger Woods had slurred speech and droopy eyes, was unable to walk unassisted, and was unsure where he was, according to Jupiter police.
His black 2015 Mercedes Benz had two flat tires, damage to the rims and bumpers, scrape marks on the driver’s side, and a tail light appeared to be out, police said.
But the superstar golfer evidently had not been drinking. He took a breathalyzer test and blew a .000, police reported. “No problem with the test,” an officer wrote in an arrest report. Monday in the 2900 block of Military Trail, confused and disoriented, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.
“Woods stated that he was coming from LA Calif from golfing,” wrote the officer who awoke the golfer. “Woods stated that he did not know where he was.”
In a statement, Woods, who lives in Hobe Sound, denied that he had been drinking and said he “took responsibility” for an “unexpected reaction” to medication after his arrest on the DUI charge.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” he said Monday afternoon.
The arrest is the latest in a string of setbacks for Woods, who on Tuesday was ranked by ESPN as number 10 on a list of the most famous athletes in the world.
Woods had his seat belt buckled, and the car was running, its brake lights were illuminated and the right blinker was flashing when road patrol officer Matthew Palladino pulled up, the arrest report said.
Under the heading “attitude,” the officer described Woods as “cooperative, confused.”
One of several officers who responded to the scene reported that Woods’ shoes were untied. Asked if he wanted to tie them, Woods “stated no that he could not get down that far.”
That same officer said that when he asked Woods where he was going, “he stated that he did not know that he just liked to drive.”
At another point Woods indicated he thought he was in Southern California and headed to Orange County, police said.
In his statement, Woods said he understood the severity of his actions.
“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” the statement says.
He went on to apologize to his family, friends and fans.
“I expect more from myself,” Woods said.
He also thanked the police for their professionalism.
“I fully cooperated with law enforcement,” he said in the statement.
His car was towed to an impound lot.
Found in Woods’ car were two pair of sunglasses, children’s clothing, two folding chairs, a hoodie and an umbrella, police said.
According to the citation issued to Woods, he’s due back in court at the North County Government Center on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens on July 5.
In his conversations with police on the scene, “Woods had changed his story of where he was and where he was coming from,” police said. “Woods asked how far from his house he was. It should be noted that Woods was heading southbound, away from Hobe Sound.”
The golfer told officers he took several prescription drugs, including what the police listed as “soloxex, vicodin, torix and viox (not taken this year).”
Given several roadside sobriety tests, Woods performed poorly. He could not turn and walk a straight line, maintain a standing position on one leg, or understand instructions to recite the alphabet.
“When asked if he understood directions he stated, ‘yes, recite entire national anthem backwards,'” police wrote. “After several times explaining instructions he completed the task correctly.”
Woods also supplied police with a urine sample.
The golfer owns The Woods Jupiter restaurant at Harbourside Place on Indiantown Road, about five miles south of his oceanfront home.