Cops: Tiger Woods Had No Alcohol in System

But he was asleep in his car in the road
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2017 11:26 AM CDT
Cops: Tiger Was Asleep at the Wheel on Road
Tiger Woods at a book-signing in March.   (Seth Wenig)

Tiger Woods said his DUI didn't involve alcohol, and now police are backing that up, saying the golfer had none in his system at the time of his arrest, reports the AP. Woods has blamed a bad reaction to prescription drugs, and something was clearly wrong: Officers found the 41-year-old asleep at the wheel with his car stopped in the right lane of a road in Jupiter, Fla., early Monday, per a newly released affidavit. The Mercedes' engine was running, but its brake lights were on and the right blinker was flashing, reports the Palm Beach Post. When officers woke Woods, who still had his seatbelt on, he had "extremely slow and slurred speech."

Officers say Woods was cooperative but confused, and he couldn't stand on his own. When they inquired whether he understood their instructions to recite the alphabet backward, he responded, "Yes, recite entire national anthem backward." Woods failed his roadside sobriety test, but breath tests showed no sign of alcohol. He also agreed to a urine test, the results of which haven't yet been made public. Woods, who was taken into custody but released on his own recognizance a few hours later, will be arraigned on his DUI charge in July. (More Tiger Woods stories.)

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