Latest news on Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest say the California-born golfer was asleep in his Mercedes Benz vehicle with his foot resting on the brake when police officers arrived the scene.
The 41-year-old also failed his field sobriety tests after trying hard to convince the officers that he was of a sane mind.
According to an official report on the arrest, Woods, who was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Memorial Day and locked up in Palm Beach County Jail, told police that he was returning home after playing golf in Los Angeles.
The 14-time champion was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and illegal parking.
Image: Tiger Woods
When police officers arrived at Woods’ location, the golfer who turned professional at an early age of 20, had passed his home and was at an opposite direction around 3a.m.
Although the car was parked, his right blinker was on while his foot was on the brake.
Woods had dozed off in the vehicle and was awoken by the police officer who said he “talked at a slow pace and used slurred words.”
“The suspect [Woods] told the officer he was coming back from the West Coast and did not know where he was, later changing his story,” police report shows.
“Woods asked the officer how far he was from his Hobe Sound, Florida, home.
“He also admitted he was taking several prescription medications, including Vicodin, a powerful painkiller,” the report adds.
Although Woods tendered an apology on the incident, emerging reports say he obeyed orders from the officer and stepped out of his vehicle for field sobriety tests which he initially failed.
The suspect also failed to recite his alphabets in a backward order even after he assured police that he understood the instructions.
Worse still, Woods was asked to recite the national anthem backwards, and guess what! He failed. But after trying a few times, he got it right. Yah!
Image: Tiger Woods
Woods is a top-ranked male golfer in the world. He won the 1997 Masters, his first major trophy in the sport. The historical achievement which placed him at No. 1 in the world rankings, also increased his bank account with an extra $486,000
The father-of-two will be arraigned in court on July 5.
Here’s a copy of the police report: