Golfer Tiger Woods drew national headlines after being charged with driving under the influence and arrested early Monday morning.
Tuesday morning, a Florida TV station reported that the Jupiter, Fla., police say Woods was found asleep at the wheel of a 2015 black Mercedes and had to be awakened. Woods had his seat belt on. The vehicle was running with the brake lights on and the right blinker flashing.
According to a probable cause affidavit the TV station acquired, Woods said he was returning from playing golf in California and did not know where he was. According to the affidavit, Woods’ breath test results were .000 and his attitude was described as cooperative, but he had trouble standing on one leg and putting a finger to his nose, and when he was asked to recite the alphabet, Woods said he understood the question. “Yes,” he said according to the affadvit, “recite entire national anthem backward.”
Woods released a statement Monday afternoon.
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“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans.
“I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.”