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Dash Cam Footage Sheds Light On Tiger Woods' Arrest For Driving Under The Influence

No word on what legendary golfer Tiger Woods had planned for Memorial Day, but whatever plans he had were seriously disrupted in the early hours of the holiday. That’s when he would be popped for driving under the influence just a few miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida. While it was initially thought that Woods was out driving around after consuming large quantities of alcohol, that turned out to not be the case.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, Woods was in fact whacked out of his mind, but it’s not because he was hitting the sauce too hard. Woods was blasted because he took too much of his prescription medication, which includes Vicodin, Torix, Soloxex, and Vioxx, and he had absolutely no business being in the vicinity of heavy machinery, let alone operating it.

Responding officers would find the golf pro passed out behind the wheel, but he thankfully had not injured anyone as a result of his recklessness. Woods would manage to pass a breathalyzer test, but he failed a host of field sobriety tests. Combine that with the fact that he was slurring his speech and was disoriented to the point that he had no idea where he was, and this is a clear cut case of someone getting behind the wheel when they shouldn’t have.

Dashcam footage of the incident has been released, and it’s truly a sad sight. Woods has some serious trouble responding to the officer's commands, and the ability to keep himself erect without wobbling appears to be too challenging at this point in time. It’s unclear if Woods was home alone when he decided to go out for a spin, but it’s abundantly clear that the car keys should have been kept very far out of his reach.

This is just the latest public and messy incident to make Woods tabloid fodder. A few years back, he had a high-profile spat with his then-wife that led to a wrecked vehicle and an eventual divorce. That led to all sorts of former mistresses of Woods to come out of the woodwork, and his formerly squeaky-clean image has been tarnished beyond recognition ever since.

Add it all up, and it’s been a pretty stunning fall from grace from a golfer who took the sports world by storm at a young age. Woods won a whole slew of tournaments in his younger days, and he appeared to be well on his way to rewriting the record books before falling off of a cliff. In fairness to Woods, he has been beset by a number of injuries that have helped to derail his career, including a lingering back problem that he recently had surgery for.

That helps to explain why he’s treating himself as a pharmacy these days, but it also sounds like he may be overdoing it on that front. Whether that’s by intention or simply the result of accidental mixing in unclear, but it’s quite clear that Woods needs some assistance right about now.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: Jupiter Police Department

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