Tiger Woods was found asleep in the driver’s seat with his car running and the brake lights on, according to a police report per Palm Beach Post. He had to be woken up by officers. There was also reportedly damage to his vehicle when he was found:
Woods was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cited for improper stopping, standing or parking in an illegal place, per Palm Beach County Court records. He is scheduled for arraignment on July 5.
Woods responded to the arrest on Monday evening, detailing the arrest was due to an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
Heres’ the full statement:
“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 fulled 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.”
According to the Palm Beach Post, Woods was driving away from his home and his restaurant when the arrest took place. He was reportedly about 10 minutes away from his eatery, The Woods.
He was booked at around 7 a.m and released from custody at around 11 a.m. Monday morning, per USA Today.
The 41-year-old Woods had his fourth back surgery back in April and is not expected to compete in any PGA Tour events this year. He’s won 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour titles over his career.