An affidavit released Tuesday said Woods was alone and wearing his seat belt when Jupiter Police officers found his Mercedes early Monday in the right lane. The car’s engine was running and its lights were on.
The report says officers woke Woods, who had “extremely slow and slurred speech” and told them he took several prescriptions.
According to the report, Woods was confused and asked how far he was from his Hobe Sound home. Officers said Woods was co-operative but failed a roadside sobriety test. Breath and urine tests showed no alcohol in his system.
In a statement released Monday evening, Woods said he was suffering an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications and said that alcohol was not a factor.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” he said.
In April, Woods underwent a spinal fusion surgery. The golfing legend was expected to need six months to recuperate, and not be able to participate in any major golf competition for at least another year.
Woods’ arraignment in Palm Beach County court on a DUI charge is scheduled for July 5.