Tiger Woods Stumbles in Police Dashcam Video, Slurs and Appears Confused: 'What Are We Doing?'
Dashcam video shows the golfing icon swaying and failing a field sobriety test.
Dashcam video of golfing legend Tiger Woods’ arrest shows him stumbling, slurring his words and unable to pass a field sobriety test.
He was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after police found his car blocking a road in Jupiter, Fla., with the tires blown and the engine running. Both bumpers were damaged, police said.
Woods appears confused, first telling officers he was coming from “L.A.” and was on his way to “Orange County.” Then he said he didn’t know where he was.
Before taking a field test, he is seen on the video trying to tie his shoes, but is unsuccessful with both. One of two Jupiter Police Department officers tells him he can perform the test without his shoes.
When told to walk a white line heel-to-toe, Woods is unable to do so, stepping off the line and swaying.
He is also asked to slowly recite the alphabet. When a cop asks if he remembers the instructions, Woods says “Not to sing the national anthem backwards.”
He begins to walk down the road and asks, “What are we doing?”
The officer asks if Woods has been drinking and he replies no. Asked if he was on medication, Woods said he was. In a statement he released after the arrest, the sports celebrity said he had an unexpected reaction to prescription painkillers.
He apologized and said he assumes full responsibility for his actions.
Officers found him asleep behind the wheel. Woods, a 14-time major champion, has not played professionally in months and has been recovering from back injuries.
After he was taken into custody, he blew 0.00 in an alcohol breath test.
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