The Jupiter Police Department has released dashcam video footage of Tiger Woods’ encounter with police on Memorial Day that led to his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, including Woods’ field sobriety test.
At one point, the officer asks Woods, 41, if he had been drinking, and Woods says no. The officer then asks Woods if he had been taking medications; Woods says yes.
The officer asks him what medications he had been taking; Woods’ answer is muted.
During the field sobriety test, an officer asks Woods to follow a red light with his eyes. Soon the officer says “you’re not even looking at the light.”
“I am looking at the light,” Woods responds.
Woods also struggles to walk along a white lane divider, occasionally stumbling.
At one point, he tells the police he had been driving from LA and going toward Orange County, suggesting that he believed he was in California.
Woods was arrested after police found him asleep behind the wheel, his car pulled over on the side of the road near his home in Jupiter, Florida. His car showed signs of minor damage, including two flat tires, dents in his front and rear bumpers, and a broken taillight.
Police found no alcohol in his system, reported The Washington Post, but Woods was still charged with a DUI and improper parking.
In a statement Woods released after his early Monday arrest, he blames his intoxication on an accidental misuse of medications he was taking.
“I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said. “I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions.”
The medication may be related to Woods’s back surgery last month, his fourth such surgery in his career.
You can watch the entire, nearly 100-minute video below.
[Image: Jupiter Police]
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