Watch the Dash-Cam Footage of Tiger Woods DUI Arrest
The champion golfer admitted to taking prescription drugs that had a greater impact than expectedby Jonathan Lopez, on
Footage showing Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest in Jupiter, Florida earlier this week was just released to media by local law enforcement. The pro golfer was apparently pulled over and asleep at the wheel when officers approached his 2015 Mercedes-AMG 65 early Monday morning. The car’s engine was running. Woods apparently exhibited “extremely slow and slurred, mumbled” speech and had difficulty walking, according to a police report. No alcohol was detected following a breathalyzer and urine analysis, but Woods did admit to taking prescription drugs that had a greater than expected effect. Woods has been recovering from multiple back surgeries, and hasn’t played golf competitively since February.
Woods apologized in a statement issued Monday night. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” he said. “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.”
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The officers then handcuff Woods and arrest him under suspicion of driving under the influence
In the recently released footage, the arresting officers ask Woods to perform a field sobriety test, including standing with his feet together, closing his eyes, tilting his head backwards, and reciting the alphabet from A to Z in a “non-rhythmic manner.” The golfer appears confused, and struggles to perform the instructions. The officers then handcuff Woods and arrest him under suspicion of driving under the influence.
While it would be unconscionable to advocate driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we should at least recognize Woods did the right thing by pulling over after realizing he was unfit to drive.
I expect more from myself, too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.
Unlike driving under the influence of alcohol, there is no clearly defined line when it comes to driving on prescribed drugs. When it comes to blood alcohol concentration, a .08% and higher is over the limit, but it’s definitely much more ambiguous when it comes to meds. As evidenced in the above featured video, Woods was absolutely unfit to drive, and the decision to get behind the wheel after taking his medication is still on his shoulders. But with the profusion of prescription drugs issued in this country, these sort of mishaps are bound to happen.
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