Tiger Woods speaks on DUI arrest: What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications

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AKRON, OH - AUGUST 03: Tiger Woods hits off the third fairway during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods has issued a public statement roughly 15 hours after being arrested for DUI in Jupiter, Florida. Woods indicated in his statement that alcohol was not involved, and that his condition resulted from “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”

Here is Woods’ statement:

Jupiter police spokesperson Kristin Tightler said that he was booked into a local jail at 3AM but was released on his on recognizance with no bond at 10.50AM.

In a statement published by People, Woods said:

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods wrote in his statement. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.” Woods apologized to his fans and pledged to “do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.” Woods closed his statement by thanking the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office.

Woods is currently recovering from surgery that will keep him sidelined through at least the summer.

I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved.

What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.

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