Legendary golfer Tiger Woods, who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Florida on Monday, accused the accident on an adverse reaction to prescribed prescriptions.
In a statement released on Monday night, Woods said that alcohol wasn’t involved in the arrest and that he had an unforeseen reaction to prescribed medications.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions, Woods responded. I miss the public to know that booze was not involved. What resulted was an unpredictable reaction to prescribed prescriptions. I didn’t realise the mixture of drugs had affected me so strongly, he said.
I would like to apologize with all my soul to their own families, acquaintances and the love. I expect more from myself more. I will do everything in my dominance to ensure this never happens again. I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank three representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.”
Woods, a Jupiter resident, was taken into detention at 3 a.m. Monday, according to WPTV. The golfer was booked into a county incarcerate under his birth mention Eldrick Woods, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s website.
Woods, 41, was charged with DUI and exhausted on his own recognizance about 10:50 a.m.
The golfer has been living on Jupiter Island since 2006 after buying a $40 million possession there, The New York Times reported.
Woods has triumphed 14 major tournaments and ranks second with his 79 career success on the PGA Tour.
His attempts to jump-start his vocation again after being derailed by chronic hurts has been unsuccessful. He has not played for four months and is out for the rest of the season while he recuperates from his fourth back surgery.
In an update Friday on his website, Woods said last month’s surgery to fuse disks in his lower back provided instant relief and he hasn’t “felt this good in years.”
Woods’ first major gossip arose the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 when he was injured in a gondola clang in front of his Orlando, Florida home. Days eventually, reports surfaced that Woods cheated on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with dozens of women during their five-year marriage. The couple got divorced in 2010.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.