Tiger Woods on DUI Arrest: 'Alcohol Was Not Involved'

'I expect more from myself too,' the golfer says
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2017 7:59 PM CDT
Updated May 30, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Tiger Woods on DUI Arrest: 'Alcohol Was Not Involved'
This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods. Police in Florida say Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says on its website that the golf great was arrested Monday and booked at about 7 a.m.   (Palm Beach County Sheriuff's office via AP)

Details were scarce after Tiger Woods' Monday morning arrest on a DUI charge, and now the golfer himself fills in some of the blanks. In a statement reported by NBC News, Woods apologizes, writing, "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions." He says alcohol "was not involved." Rather, he experienced "an unexpected reaction to prescription medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

He continues, "I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. I fully 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." TMZ weighs in by way of law enforcement sources, who say Woods was pulled over around 3am after he was spotted "driving erratically." Its sources say he refused to take a breathalyzer test, and that refusal triggered the arrest. (More Tiger Woods stories.)

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