The Jupiter Poilce Department revealed the dashcam footage from the night of Tiger Woods’ arrest and it is quite revealing.
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Footage shows Tiger Woods after he was awoken by Florida police officer early Monday morning.
Tiger Woods appeared to be confused while police talked to him in the dashcam video of his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida on Monday.
The footage was released to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets by Jupiter police on Wednesday. Woods was found asleep inside his Mercedes, which was stopped with two flat tires and other damage alongside a roadway at 2:03 a.m.
The video shows Woods’ car pulled over to the right side of the road with the right blinker on. Police officers approach the car.
“Do you know the reason I’m out with you now, right?” one of the officers asked.
Woods responded, “No.”
“It’s because you’re out in the middle of the road,” the officer told Woods. “Do you remember me telling you that before?”
“Yes,” Woods responded.
The officer then asked where Woods was coming from. Woods had answered “Jupiter” previously.
“L.A.,” Woods said.
“Where are you coming from right now?” the officer followed up.
“I was going down to Orange County,” said Woods, who grew up in Southern California.
Then came a question about where he was headed.
“I have no idea,” Woods answered.
The police officer asks Woods to walk the white line on the side of the road heel to toe and Woods can’t do it. The officer also takes out a pen flashlight and asks Woods to follow the red light and he can’t do that either. At one point, the officer says “you’re not even looking at the light.”
The officer later asked Woods if someone could come pick up his car. He said someone named Kathy from West Palm Beach could. Then when the officer tried to get a phone number, Woods gave him a number for someone named Erica from Del Ray.
Woods took a breath alcohol test, which showed no signs of alcohol in his system.
Woods, 41, said in a statement Monday that his DUI arrest was the result of “the unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” Woods told an officer he was taking a prescribed medication, the specific medication, however, was redacted in the police report.
Woods underwent fusion surgery on his back on April 19, the fourth procedure on his back since April 2014.
Woods fell back asleep after he was ordered to turn off the ignition by the officer. Woods was described as having “slow, mumbled and slurred speech” and “sluggish, sleepy.”
Woods also didn’t appear to know his surroundings.
“I asked Woods if he knew where he was at, to which he stated he had no idea,” an officer wrote in the report. “Woods stated he didn’t know where he was.”
Woods, who was also cited for improper stopping, standing or parking, is scheduled to be arraigned July 5.