Tiger Woods DUI police report shows failed sobriety tests, changing stories
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Tiger Woods DUI police report shows failed sobriety tests, changing stories

The police report from Tiger Woods' DUI traffic stop and subsequent arrest early on Memorial Day in Jupiter, Fla., shows the golfer wasn't using alcohol but did tell officers that he is on several prescription medications.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's office released reports from several officers on the scene describing how they found Woods on Military Trail, heading the opposite direction of both his Hobe Sound home and nearby restaurant, The Woods Jupiter. The first, more-detailed report shows the initial officer arriving to Woods' still-on Mercedes-Benz and having to wake the 14-time major winner. Woods was asleep in the driver's seat with his seat belt buckled, foot on the brake and with the right turn signal still active.

When the officer began conversing with Woods, he said he had been coming home from playing golf in Los Angeles. He then asked how close he was to his home. Ultimately, Woods changed his story to the officer.



Woods, who by officer accounts was co-operative, admitted to taking painkillers, including Vicodin, and discussed his multiple surgeries over his life. Officers asked Woods to participate in field sobriety tests, which he all failed. Woods was asked to recite the alphabet backwards, and Woods said he understood the test as reciting the national anthem backwards. He failed several times before finally performing the task.

Woods did agree to a breathalyzer test -- contrary to TMZ's inaccurate reporting on the stop -- and twice blew a 0.000. He also agreed to and provided a urine sample.

The officers ultimately arrested Woods around 4 a.m. and booked him after 7 a.m. Monday. Woods was released on his own recognizance just before 11 a.m. His arraignment on charges of DUI and illegal parking will be July 5.

Tiger Woods DUI arrest police report

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