Monday morning at 3 a.m., golfing great Tiger Woods was reportedly arrested on a suspicion of DUI charge, per WPTV. Woods later responded, 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.
This directly goes against a previous report from TMZ, which noted officers smelled alcohol on his breath and he refused to blow into a breathalyzer, which means an automatic arrest and license suspension in the state of Florida. TMZ’s report has been unconfirmed, and other publications have noted Woods arrest was unlawful blood alcohol DUI, which could mean drugs or alcohol.
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.