Golfing legend Tiger Woods was arrested under DUI charges over the Memorial Day weekend in Jupiter, Florida. Woods was photographed for his mug shot, looking very blatantly under the influence. When the mugshot of an almost unrecognizable Tiger Woods hit the internet, the media of course had a field day. CNN news anchors even said that this is a “stunning” fall from grace for Tiger.
Despite most assumptions that Woods was intoxicated at the time of arrest, sources say that Tiger was recently recovering from back surgery and was on a bunch of strong medications to help him cope with the pain. Woods actually released a statement himself stating that alcohol was absolutely not involved and that he had an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Records later revealed that Tiger did, in fact, blow a 0.00 on the breathalyzer. The athlete says he understands the severity of the circumstances and apologizes to all those affected by the incident as he takes full responsibilities for his actions.
Police reports state that Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his running Mercedes, with his seat belt on, break lights illuminated, and with the right turning signal still flashing. Police reports also state that when Tiger awoke; he was confused as to where he was and his speech was heavily slurred. Police were sure to make note that Woods was very cooperative throughout the arrest.
Woods is due to appear in court July 5th to discuss any further repercussions.
Written by: Rahkiya Brown