Jail Time: Tiger Woods Arrested For DUI – Not For Alcohol But For Prescription Pills Overdose
Tiger Woods was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence early Monday near his home in Jupiter, Florida, according to an online Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report.
In a statement released Monday night, Woods said alcohol was not a factor in his arrest, which he said stemmed from an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medication.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in the statement. “I want the public to know 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. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.
“I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.”
Woods, the winner of 14 major championships who is recovering from April back surgery. The arrest report charges Woods with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI alcohol or drugs.
“People in the world of golf are not going to turn their back on Tiger Woods,” Begay told the Golf Channel. “I think you are going to see an outpouring of support and encouragement for him as he works through personal issues and challenges that many people in this country face. Millions upon millions of people deal with these types of issues on a daily basis, and it’s one of those things that once he understands and realizes that people are supporting him as he works through this, it’s going to hopefully see those changes come to fruition.”