Professional golfer Tiger Woods landed in hot water in May when police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car near his home in Jupiter, Florida.
According to earlier reports, officers found Woods around 3 a.m. on May 29. He was pulled off onto the side of the road, but the engine was still running as he slept in the front seat.
An officer’s report read that the golf star’s speech seemed “slow, sluggish, very slurred” but noted that he was “cooperative as much as possible,” People magazine reported.
Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he failed several field sobriety tests, but he did not have any alcohol in his system at the time.Jupiter Police Department
The golf pro later attributed the incident to an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” He said in a statement:
I understand the severity of what I did and I 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 affected me so strongly.
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 Dept. and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.
But a report released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Monday revealed that the 41-year-old had a cocktail of drugs in his system, including Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
According to ESPN, the THC could be from marijuana, which is medically legal in the state of Florida. However, it’s unclear if the golfer had a prescription for the drug.Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Woods told the officers at the scene that he had been taking Vicodin and Xanax at the time due to a recent back surgery but failed to mention the other drugs.
The results of his drug tests were made public on Monday because he is no longer under active investigation, according to Fox News. He pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge at a hearing last week.
But the sports star isn’t out of the woods yet.
He agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving at an October 25 hearing and to attend a first-time DUI offender diversion program sometime in the future.
That means that Woods might not be golfing much in the next year. The sports star will spend 12 months on probation thanks to his drug-fueled drive.