SHOCKING footage reveals Tiger Woods at his lowest ebb in 2017… slumping right into a chair and struggling to blow right into a breathalyser after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
The golf star was filmed appeared somewhat dazed as he stumbled across the police station after being discovered asleep on the wheel in Jupiter, Florida.
He is also heard slurring his phrases as he gave his private data to an officer earlier than taking a blood alcohol take a look at.
Through the breathalyser take a look at, a feminine officer needed to instruct Woods to “blow out, do not suck in, blow out”.
The handcuffed sports activities star was additionally seen leaning in opposition to a wall to assist himself and joking with officers to take off his “silver bracelets”.
Police dashcam footage additionally reveals the golf ace struggling to stroll in a straight line as he was given a roadside sobriety take a look at at round 2am.
Moments earlier he was discovered asleep on the wheel of his bashed-up £170,000, with a part of it within the highway and a part of it in a bicycle lane.
The previous world primary golfer informed police that he had not been ingesting, and two breath exams on the jail registered a zero.zero blood-alcohol stage.
He later informed officers in a press release that he was taking a variety of pharmaceuticals and had reacted badly to them.
Woods was woken by officers whereas the engine of his broken automobile was nonetheless operating.
“You realize the explanation I am out with you proper now? It is since you’re stopped in the course of the highway”, a cop tells him.
Within the dashcam footage captured by Palm Seashore County Police, Woods is seen along with his eyes almost shut as he struggles along with his shoelaces.
He places his palms to his mouth earlier than swaying out of shot.
He additionally fails to comply with an officer’s torch along with his eyes, stroll in a straight line or communicate clearly.
Pictures from the scene present his black efficiency automobile riddled with giant dents and scrapes — and two flat tires.
Newly launched police paperwork additionally reveal his passenger facet rear brake mild was not working.
His automobile was noticed sitting idle in the course of Army Path about one mile from police headquarters with its lights flashing.
“Confused” Woods failed 4 sobriety exams and “didn’t know the place he was”, an official affidavit stated.
It added: “Woods had modified his story of the place he was going and the place he was coming from” — with him claiming he was getting back from a golf journey in California.
He was additionally seen “swaying and utilizing his arms to steadiness” and was “extraordinarily gradual” when transferring and talking.
Jail information stated Woods was formally booked in to Palm Seashore County jail at 7.18am.
He was launched after almost eight hours in custody at 10.50am native time.
A mugshot confirmed dozy Woods staring blankly on the digital camera.
He was charged with Driving Underneath the Affect (DUI) — his second driving rap in eight years.
Dad-of-two Woods later apologised however insisted he was not ingesting and he took a unhealthy response to pharmaceuticals.
Cops recorded that he was taking “Soloxex [sic], Vicodin, Torix and Viox”.
Woods stated in a press release: “I perceive the severity of what I did and I take full duty for my actions.
“Alcohol was not concerned. What occurred was an surprising response to prescribed drugs.
“I didn’t realise the combo of medicines had affected me so strongly.
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“I would like to apologise with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans.
“I expect more from myself too.”
His latest fall from grace came just days after the 14-time major champion said he had not felt “this good in years” as he recovered from a fourth back operation.
Woods said last Thursday: “It’s been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back and it is hard to express how much better I feel.
“It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.”
He added that his return to top flight golf was “just a matter of not screwing it up”.
On his website, Woods wrote: “I want to play professional golf again but I’m not looking ahead.
“I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months.
“Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”
Woods has struggled to return to top form since taking a year off in 2009 when he admitted cheating on his then wife Elin Nordegren with several women.
In a public apology, the dad-of-two said he needed professional help and planned to undergo therapy.
Two days after the first allegations emerged, Woods crashed his plush Cadillac car outside his home after being chased with a golf club by his scorned wife.
He was handed a ticket for careless driving.
In an apology issued at the time, he said: “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to”.
The couple divorced in August 2010 and Woods lost several sponsorship deals over the scandal.
He has missed all the major tournaments for the past two years because of his ongoing back injury
After dropping as low as 876th in the world rankings, Woods has not won a tournament since 2013.
An attempted comeback saw him pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain.
His manager Mark Steinberg dismissed fears at the time that Woods’ career could be over.
He said: “He’s not done.” But he could not say when the star would be fit again.
Rise and fall of the golf king who fans adored
1978: Shows off golf skills on TV at age two.
1984: Wins Junior World Golf Championship. He goes on to triumph four more times.
1997: Youngest winner of US Masters at Augusta with record score.
1999: Wins his first PGA Championship.
JUNE 2000: Wins first US Open by a record 15 shots.
JULY 2000: Wins his first Open Championship at St Andrews.
AUGUST 2000: Second PGA Championship.
2001: Second Masters at Augusta, followed by third in 2002.
JUNE 2008: Last major win, in California. It was his third US Open Championship.
NOVEMBER 2009: Crashes car into hydrant.
DECEMBER 2009: Flurry of revelations by women he had flings with. Woods apologises for infidelity and announces “indefinite break” from golf.
2010: Returns to sport but dogged by injury.
2013: Wins five tournaments and is named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for 11th time.
2014: Back injury wrecks his comeback.
2015: Continues to struggle. Finishes 17th in Masters.
MAY 2017: DUI arrest in Florida.
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