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Tiger Woods Apologizes Following Memorial Day Weekend DUI Arrest
The golf pro explained his side of the arrest after he was taken into custody.
Tiger Woods is speaking out following an arrest on the suspicion of DUI over Memorial Day weekend in Florida. The golf legend has apologized for the incident in a lengthy statement.
Tiger was taken into custody on Monday at around 3 a.m., Jupiter Police told CBS affiliate WPEC, according to Entertainment Tonight. ET further reports that he was booked at around 7 a.m. and released without bond before 11 a.m. Now Tiger is telling his side of the events that led to that DUI arrest.
Tiger's May 2017 mugshot.
"I understand the severity of what I did and take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly," the athlete said. "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."
He wrapped up the statement by thanking law enforcement. ET notes that additional details and dashboard camera footage will be released sometime on Tuesday. Tiger's statement concluded, "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."
UPDATE: According to ESPN, the golfer was found asleep in his car at the time of his arrest. A breath test was conducted and no alcohol was found in his system. Police officials added that he was being "cooperative as much as possible"