Florida authorities on Wednesday released dashcam video showing Tiger Woods being questioned by police during an early Monday incident that ended with the golf star being charged with driving under the influence.
Woods, 41, has said he suffered from an unexpected reaction from medication, and court documents show he blew 0.00 after being given two Breathalyzer tests.
One of the videos released Wednesday shows Woods appear to be unsteady as he is given a field sobriety test, which involves walking heel-to-toe along, and appearing to become confused when asked to recite the alphabet.
Woods was found asleep at the wheel when police approached his car just after 2 a.m. ET about nine miles from his Jupiter Island home, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The video shows officers approach Wood’s Mercedes-Benz pulled over on the side of the road with its right turn signal on. An officer tells Woods he was stopped “in the middle of the road.”
The car’s engine was running, the responding officer said. The officer said Woods was roused from his sleep. The officer said he “had extremely slow and slurred speech.”
Woods submitted to a sobriety test and took two breathalyzer tests, which registered a 0.00 reading, indicating he was not under the influence of alcohol. But police noted four medications used after knee and Achilles tendon injuries.
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, court records show.
Woods, who had a fourth back surgery in April, offered an apology later Monday but denied alcohol was involved.
“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” he said in a statement. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
In one of dashcam videos, Woods says he is headed to Jupiter, Florida. Later in the hard-to-hear audio, he appears to say he’s coming from L.A., and headed to Orange County, and Woods appears to say he doesn’t know where he is.
In another video, Woods says he is coming from Jupiter, and doesn’t know where he was going, and that he didn’t remember being asleep in the car.