Tiger Woods was found asleep at wheel in DUI arrest

Golfer Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel in his 2015 black Mercedes-Benz when police spotted him stopped in the right lane of a road about 3 a.m. on Memorial Day in Jupiter, Fla.

Police had to wake up Woods, 41, who was buckled in the driver’s seat as the car sat idle, according to new details from the police report. The  brake lights were on and the right blinker was flashing, the report states.

The report indicates that Woods appeared confused about his location and where he was headed. Police found Woods about 20 minutes from his Jupiter Island home.

He failed a field sobriety test and was detained. He was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cited for improper stopping, standing or parking in an illegal place, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff's records.

Credit: Hanodut

Credit: Hanodut

The officer’s notes in the arrest report indicate that Woods was cooperative, but very drowsy. He could not walk on his own and his speech was slurred.

The report states Woods submitted to a Breathalyzer test and registered zeros.

In April, Woods underwent a fourth surgery on his back to relieve discomfort.

On Monday, he blamed an unexpected reaction to medication insisting alcohol was not a contributing factor as the reason for his arrest.

The police report listed four drugs under medical conditions – Soloxer, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx, though it is noted that Vioxx was not taken this year. It’s not clear if Woods was on any or all of those medications when he was arrested.

Torix and Vioxx are anti-inflammatory medications. Vicodin is a pain medication.

The 14-time major championship winner, said in a statement:

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods, 41, wrote in a statement. "I want the public to now 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.”

Woods is scheduled for an arraignment hearing July 5.

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