Drink Driving: Tiger Woods blames medications


More disturbing images of Tiger Woods emerged Tuesday in the black-and-white details of police reports, depicting him sound asleep behind the wheel of a auto parked awkwardly on the side of a six-lane Florida road with two flat tires, the engine still running and a blinker flashing.

Police in Jupiter, the oceanside Florida city where Woods lives, said he exhibited "extremely slow and slurred speech" after they awakened him when they found him sitting in his stopped auto in the right lane of a roadway with the motor running.

According to a police report, an officer in Jupiter, Florida, on Monday saw a black Mercedes stopped on a road.

The report notes that Woods was "cooperative", but described him as "sluggish, sleepy, unable to walk alone".

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.

There was no evidence of alcohol, however, confirming what Woods said Monday night when he issued a statement saying he had had an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine. The fallen superstar, who was subsequently arrested and held for four hours in a county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, admitted taking multiple prescription drugs although no traces of alcohol were found. I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

"Tiger, I always thought, was going to break my record", Nicklaus said. Both tires on the driver's side were flat, with minor damage to the rims. The car's engine was running and its lights were on. A tail light on the passenger side also appeared to be out.

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Woods registered a 0.000 on the Breathalyzer test.

After missing the entire 2016 PGA Tour season while recovering from back surgery, Woods returned to play three events this season before withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February due to back spasms.

He was cited for DUI and improper parking, and records said there was no crash or damage to any property.

Asked if he would like to comment on Woods, Nicklaus initially joked: "No, not really".

He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5 in Palm Beach County on the DUI charge. If Woods has a problem with painkillers, it's hardly a high-class headache and he's got way too much company. "I think he remains an asset to brands, although not almost what he was when he was playing", Powell said.

Woods, the 14-time major champion who ranks second with his 79 career victories on the PGA Tour, has not played for four months.

Jack Nicklaus voiced his concern for Tiger Woods on Tuesday, saying the 14-time major victor "needs our help" after he was arrested for DUI early Monday morning.