Police release dashcam video of Tiger Woods' DUI arrest
Video shows golfer stumble through roadside exercises
JUPITER, Fla. – Police released dashboard-camera video Wednesday of golfer Tiger Woods' arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
The Jupiter Police Department released audio recordings, video and photos Wednesday afternoon of the moment police spotted Woods' vehicle.
Woods was arrested on Memorial Day in Jupiter.
According to the arrest report, Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz, which was stopped in a bicycle lane in the southbound lanes of Military Trail, just south of Indian Creek Parkway, when officers arrived shortly after 2 a.m. Monday.
The car's driver's side tires were flat, the rear passenger taillight was out and there was minor damage to the bumpers.
Police said Woods "was extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech," and showed signs of being impaired.
According to the report, Woods told police he was coming from Los Angeles and was on his way to Orange County, California. Woods later said he was coming from Jupiter.
Police said Woods told officers he didn't have anything to drink and hadn't taken any illegal drugs.
According to the report, Woods struggled to follow the field-sobriety exercises and had trouble maintaining his balance throughout.
The dashcam video shows Woods performing sobriety exercises.
At one point in the video, an officer asked Woods to follow a red light with his eyes, but Woods was unable to perform the task.
"I need you to follow the light," the officer said. "Alright, you're not even looking at the light."
"I'm following the light," Woods said.
"You're not even moving," the officer said.
Woods, who wasn't wearing shoes in the video, is asked to walk a white line by taking "heel-to-toe" steps. Woods is seen struggling to hold his balance and is unable to complete the task.
The video shows that Woods failed to keep a foot elevated and touch his nose as instructed.
At one point, the officer told Woods to say the alphabet with his feet together, arms by his side, eyes closed and head tilted backwards.
"OK, what were the instructions?" the officer asked.
"Not to sing the national anthem backwards," Woods said.
The officer told Woods to say the alphabet without singing it.
Slurring his speech, Woods is seen in the video walking away, and then turning around to ask, "What are we doing?"
Woods was arrested soon after.
Police said Woods took two breath tests -- each recording 0.000 percent -- and provided a urine sample. The state legal limit is 0.08 percent.
Woods was booked into a Palm Beach County jail and later released on his own recognizance.
The 41-year-old golfer, who has a home on Jupiter Island, released a statement after his arrest saying that he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."
Woods has undergone multiple back surgeries and hasn't played competitive golf since February.
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