Barefoot and con­fused – how the cops found Tiger Woods

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - ALISHA ROUSE

BAREFOOT, dazed and slur­ring his words, this is for­mer cham­pion golfer Tiger Woods be­ing ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

The for­mer world No 1 strug­gles to keep his eyes open and fails to re­cite the al­pha­bet when asked to by po­lice dur­ing a road­side so­bri­ety test.

Woods was found ap­par­ently asleep at the wheel at 2am on Mon­day in Florida, with the en­gine of his Mercedes-Benz still run­ning.

In footage taken by the po­lice car’s dash- cam, the 14-time Ma­jor win­ner is asked to re­cite the al­pha­bet, but he walks off. The of­fi­cer said: “Mr Woods, you don’t have to walk any­where.” He replied: “What? What are we do­ing?”

He was also asked to fol­low the light of a torch with his eyes. The of­fi­cer re­marked: “You’re not fol­low­ing the light at all. You’re not lis­ten­ing to in­struc­tions.”

The po­lice re­port notes Woods, who is re­cov­er­ing from back surgery, has been tak- ing four pre­scrip­tion drugs. Af­ter his ar­rest, Woods said: “I un­der­stand the sever­ity of what I did and I take full re­spon­si­bil­ity for my ac­tions.

“I want the public to know that al­co­hol was not in­volved. What hap­pened was an un­ex­pected reaction to pre­scribed med­i­ca­tions. I didn’t re­alise the mix of med­i­ca­tions had af­fected me so strongly.”

A breathal­yser test showed he had not been drink­ing but he was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence. – Daily Mail

Footage from a Florida po­lice car’s dash-cam of Woods’s ar­rest on Mon­day.

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