Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Golf star Tiger Woods 'asleep at wheel' of Mercedes before arrest

Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel before his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a police report.
The former world number one golfer was found wearing his seatbelt with the engine of his stationary Mercedes running and the car's lights on, the statement added.

Woods, 41, was arrested in Florida on Monday and held by police for four hours.

He was found in the right-hand lane of a road near his mansion home on the state's east coast.

The report, released on Tuesday, revealed Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" and told officers he had taken several prescription medicines.

The 14-time major champion was said to have been co-operative but failed a roadside sobriety test.

Breath tests showed no alcohol in the sport star's system, while Woods also agreed to a urine test.

He is due to appear in court to hear a charge on 5 July.

Woods has denied alcohol led to his arrest and insisted he had an "unexpected reaction" to prescription drugs.

In a statement, he said: "I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

He apologised to his family, friends and fans, adding he would "do everything" in his power "to ensure this never happens again".

SKY   News.