Tiger’s DUI was for meds, not alcohol

Police reports indicate that Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes Benz with the engine running while parked in the right-hand lane of a road near his home in Jupiter, Fla., before he was arrested early Monday.

The reports also verify his claims that he was not drinking.

The 41-year-old Woods had “extremely slow and slurred speech” and did not know where he was coming from or how far away from home he was, but his Breathalyzer test read 0.00.

“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” Woods said in statement released later in the day. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. 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 is recovering from a third back operation in a little more than three years and said recently that he is feeling better than he has in years and eventually wants to return to competitive golf.

However, the 14-time major champion and former No. 1 golfers in the world said he is months away from beginning golf-related workouts.

Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and for illegally parking, and will be arraigned on those charges on July 5.

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