(SL) – Okay, let’s just get straight to the point. If no one else will say it, I will. Tiger Woods needs to lay off of the pills. This is the second time he has crashed and faced police due to a ‘reaction’ from prescription meds. The first time (following his fight with Elin after cheating scandal) didn’t result in an arrest. But this time it did.
One look at the full sobriety test, which dispels earlier reports that he refused to take one, shows a man that clearly should not have been behind the wheel of a vehicle. He was high as a kite.
Woods was found asleep in his Mercedes with the car still running. And judging from these pictures, he clearly hit something as seen with the damage to his car and wheels. In fact, both rims on the driver’s side had damage while all four tires were flat. The Daily Mail reports:
- The 41-year-old golfer had to be woken up by an officer and stated that he did not know where he was after first claiming he had driven from California
- His speech was ‘extremely slow and slurred’ according to the report, and he failed four field sobriety tests
- Woods did submit to a breathalyzer and blew a .000 both times, which suggests that there was no alcohol in his system but he was on prescription drugs
Jupiter police released the shocking video that shows the father of two swaying, rolling his eyes and falling asleep as police administer field sobriety tests before he was arrested for DUI and taken into police custody.
Slurring his words as he tried to answer questions from police, Tiger could barely stand up and kept weaving and bobbing, failing to walk a straight line barefoot after removing his sneakers.
His speech was ‘extremely slow and slurred’ and he failed four field sobriety tests, although he blew .000 into a breathalyzer, suggesting he hadn’t been drinking alcohol. He was on several prescription drugs.
‘Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed the story of where he was was going and where he was coming from.’
He then asked ‘how far from his house he was,’ according to the affidavit. When asked again where he was coming from and heading to, he told police he was leaving LA and ‘that he was on his way down to Orange County.’
Wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt, Woods was actually driving south, away from his home on Jupiter Island, the report notes.
After a fellow cop, who was interviewing the suspect returned to his car, he observed ‘the driver fell asleep with his eyes closed and his head up against the headrest.’
Woods was described as cooperative and confused at first in the reports, which goes on to reveal that he agreed to a breathalyzer despite earlier reports.
The Daily Mail goes on to report that the affidavit reveals that Woods was on four prescription drugs – Soloxex [sic], Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx. But at the same time, the affidavit notes that Woods has not taken Vioxx this year.
Woods refused however to complete the question and answer section of the form, which involves a mix of general questions about the current date and time along with personal questions about physical aliments or any prescription drugs an individual is taking at the time.
In the Notice to Appear, Officers state that there was no indication of alcohol influence during Woods’ arrest, but under drug influence marked ‘unknown.’
Woods, whose occupation is listed as ‘athlete,’ is facing a traffic misdemeanor for his driving under the influence arrest and will make his first appearance in court later this summer.