Tiger Woods blames medication for DUI arrest

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Golf star Tiger Woods has denied that alcohol was a factor after he was arrested in the early hours of Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police in Jupiter, Florida stopped Woods, 41, at around 3 a.m, NBC-affiliate WPTV reported. It is unclear whether Woods refused to take a breathalyzer test before he was taken into custody.

Woods was reportedly released several hours later on his own recognizance. He apologized and said he had experienced an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.

Woods has been plagued by back problems for the past three years and hasn’t played golf since pulling out of a tournament in Dubai in February.

Last month, the 14-time major champion posted on his website that he had undergone surgery for pain in his back and legs.

In 2009, Woods drove into a tree while under the influence of the prescription drug Ambien. He was not charged with a DUI at the time.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Location of Woods’ arrest in Jupiter, Florida
2. Time of Woods’ arrest
3. Woods arrested
4. Woods released, blames medication

VOICEOVER (in English):

“Tiger Woods was arrested in the early hours of Monday in Jupiter, Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence.”

“Police stopped the 41-year-old golfer in his car on Military Trail, south of Indian Creek Parkway, at around 3 a.m.”

“It is unclear whether Woods refused to take a breathalyzer test before he was taken into custody.”

“Woods was released several hours later on his own recognizance. He apologized and said he had experienced an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”

SOURCES: WPTV, BBC News
http://www.wptv.com/news/region-n-palm-beach-county/jupiter/golfer-tiger-woods-arrested-on-dui-charges-in-jupiter
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40089225