Police footage has emerged of Tiger Woods' arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, in which he appears dazed and stumbles around. When asked to raise his right hand, he started to raise his left hand when the officer corrected him.
The 1 hour, 39-minute video starts with the Jupiter police approaching Woods' vehicle and ends with the cruiser pulling into the Palm Beach County jail, with Woods in handcuffs behind his back and sitting in the back seat. The engine was running, the blinker was on and the auto had two flat tires along with some other damage, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach reported.
Woods, who has a history of knee and back injuries, told the officers that he was on several drugs, mostly for pain, a story that will most likely prove to be true, but the implied scuttlebutt after Woods' arrest was whether or not Woods was abusing his pain medication.
Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in MA, said sponsors will likely cut ties with Woods should the results show he was lying. The officer ends that test and asks Woods to stand on the white line to determine if he can walk straight. A breath test registered 0.0 for alcohol, corroborating what Woods said in a statement issued Monday evening.
Woods told authorities that he was coming from Los Angeles after a golf outing and did not know exactly where he was.
"Even Jack Nicklaus, somebody I really respect, talking about, 'Tiger really needs help.' Well, he don't know that". When asked to repeat those instructions, Woods replies, "Not to sing the national anthem backwards".
The report notes that Woods was "cooperative", but described him as "sluggish, sleepy, unable to walk alone".More news: Dueñas no reporta con el Tri
Woods is recovering from his fourth back surgery since 2014. Woods was taken to jail and subsequently released on his own recognizance.
Woods was arrested after police found his Mercedes at the side of the road with the engine running, indicators flashing and the golfer asleep at the wheel.
Both of the tires on the driver's side were flat and those two rims had minor damage.
"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions", he said. His last tournament was at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour back in February but he recently said that he does plan to return to competitive golf.
He apologized to his family and fans and says he will do everything he can to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Woods was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI and spent almost four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.