Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest: Shocking New Details


The report lists two flat tires on the driver's side of Woods' Mercedes in addition to damaged rims and bumpers and a broken tail light.

Woods' was arrested Monday and police reports said the athlete's vehicle was stopped in a roadway and Woods was asleep behind the wheel.

Police records show the 41-year-old golfer was pulled over at about 03:00 local time near his home in Jupiter and later taken into custody. He "had extremely slow and slurred speech" and had difficulty completing road side tasks, per the report.

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions", Woods said in a statement Monday evening. A police officer, however, noted that Woods said he had not taken Vioxx this year.

"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved", Woods said in a statement. "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications", he said.

In a statement, Woods said that he did not realise that the meds "had affected [him] so strongly". He was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5 at Palm Beach County court. "We wish him well". Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI.

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Nicklaus had always expected Woods to overhaul his record of 18 golf major wins, but the former world number one has been stuck on 14 titles for nearly a decade since winning the 2008 US Open.

"Tiger, I always thought, was going to break my record. And I feel bad for him", Nicklaus added. "He needs a lot of support from a lot of people, and I'll be one of them". "I'm hoping that he gets things turned around and back out there playing well again".

Woods, who had been No. 1 longer than any other golfer, has not been a factor since his last victory in August 2013 as he battled through back surgeries from a week before the 2014 Masters until his most recent fusion surgery on his lower back.

In February 2015 injury woes flared up again as Woods walked off after playing just 11 holes of his first round at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing another back injury. "It's one of those things that had to be done", Woods had said.

It left players on the PGA Tour hopeful for better times, and not just on the golf course.

Woods' latest surgery has made it more unlikely than ever that he will be able to overtake Nicklaus' record of 18 majors. Most of his income is generated from his several endorsement deals. Woods told officers he was recovering from surgery.