DUI Police Report: Tiger “Was Asleep at the Wheel”


Details continue to emerge from the DUI arrest of Tiger Woods which occurred early Monday morning. On Tuesday, more police records were released which include specific details regarding the incident, including that police found Woods asleep behind the wheel. As of now, an arraignment date has been set for July 5 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Golf Channel has the affidavit report:

According to a breath alcohol test affidavit Woods took a breathalyzer test and twice blew a 0.000, first at 4:28 a.m. and again at 4:31 a.m. “The subject was observed for at least twenty-minutes prior to the administration of the breath test to ensure that the subject did not take anything orally and did not regurgitate,” the records said.

The DUI probable cause affidavit produced more in-depth details.

Officer Palladino observed Woods’ car was stopped in the roadway in the right lane, he was alone in the driver’s seat and had his seatbelt fastened. “It should be noted that Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up. The vehicle was running and brake lights were illuminated as well as the right blinker flashing.”

Jupiter police spokesperson Kristin Rightler told GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard that dashcam video from the incident was available and expected to be released Wednesday, including audio from Woods’ arrest.


Under the section labeled driver’s statements, it reads: “Woods stated that he was coming from LA California from golfing. Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far from his house he was. It should be noted that Woods was heading southbound away from Hobe Sound. Takes several prescriptions.”

Woods told the officer that he was taking Solarex, Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx, the last of which the officer added a note indicating “not taken this year.”

The warning listed by the FDA for hydrocodone painkillers like Vicodin states “may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; patients shoould be cautioned accordingly.”

Under the walk and turn section, it reads: “Could not maintain starting position. Missed heel to toe each time. Stepped off line several times. Used arms for balance. Did not return. Explained instructions and again did not maintain starting position, stepped of line, used arms for balance, also stopped walking to steady self.”

According to an incident report, Tiger Woods’ 2015 Mercedes had: “fresh damage to the vehicle. Both driver’s side tires were flat along with minor damage to both respective rims. There was also minor damage to the front driver’s side bumper and rear bumper, and the passenger rear tail light appeared to be out.”

[Golf Channel]


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