Jupiter police have released the audio from Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest after discovering the 41 year old athlete passed out in his Mercedes with the engine running in the wee hours of Monday morning.
They have also released photos of the beleaguered golfer’s bashed up $220,000 Mercedes Benz.
41-year-old Tiger Woods had to be woken up by an officer and stated that he did not know where he was after first claiming he had driven from California.
His speech was ‘extremely slow and slurred’ and he failed four field sobriety tests, although he blew .000 into a breathalyzer, suggesting he hadn’t been drinking alcohol.
The incident took place roughly 8 miles from Tiger’s home in Jupiter, FL.
New documents released on Tuesday reveal that Woods’ Mercedes had two flat tires and ‘fresh damage’ on the driver’s side when cops found him asleep behind the wheel.
Both tire rims on the driver’s side of the Mercedes had some small but visible damage, while the front and rear tires on that side were flat.
There was also some minor damage to the bumper on the driver’s side, and scuffs and scratches on the rear bumper. The passenger side rear taillight was also not working, according to the documents.
The affidavit states that at 2:03am, Eldrick Tiger Woods was approached by a member of the Jupiter Police Department, who found him wearing his seat belt while sound asleep at the wheel of his $222,000 Mercedes.
The star’s car was idling in the middle of Military Trail about one mile from police headquarters, a deserted stretch of road at night but an extremely busy traffic artery during the day. Both his brake lights and flashers were on.
After he was woken by cops, Woods – who was alone in the car – told them he had no idea where he was, according to the paperwork.
‘I asked Woods where he was going to which he stated he did not know, he just likes to drive,’ the arresting officer’s affidavit states.
Another officer said that Woods was falling asleep even after police had come to investigate his car.
‘Woods stated that he did not know where he was. Woods had changed the story of where he was going and where he was coming from.’
He then asked ‘how far from his house he was,’ according to the affidavit. When asked again where he was coming from and heading to, he told police he was leaving LA and ‘that he was on his way down to Orange County.’
Wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt, Woods was actually driving south, away from his home on Jupiter Island, the report notes.
After a fellow cop, who was interviewing the suspect returned to his car, he observed ‘the driver fell asleep with his eyes closed and his head up against the headrest.’
Woods was described as cooperative and confused at first in the reports, which goes on to reveal that he agreed to a breathalyzer despite earlier reports.
The affidavit also states that there were no odors coming from Woods or the car, this also despite earlier reports claiming that Woods’ breath smelled like liquor according to one officer on the scene.
Police say that when he exited his car, he was struggling to keep upright and was ‘swaying and nearly lost his balance.’
He leaned down to tie his shoes, resting his foot on the police patrol car, and ‘nearly lost his balance.’
‘I asked Woods if he wished to takeoff his shoes. Woods removed his shoes and left them under the front end of my patrol vehicle,’ the officer said in the report.
Woods appeared confused and seemed to struggle during the sobriety tests.
At one point, when Woods was asked to say recite the alphabet backwards to check if he might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he instead offered to ‘recite the entire national anthem backwards.’
‘When asked if he understood the directions he stated, ‘yes, recite the entire national anthem backwards.’
Only after the instructions were repeated did he eventually get it right.
‘After several times of explaining the instructions he competed the task correctly,’ the officer said in the report.
Woods was also asked to perform a Walk & Turn first according to the affidavit, but ‘could not maintain starting position,’ ‘missed heel to toe each time,”stepped off line several times’ and ‘used arms for balance.’
Woods also ‘stopped walking to steady self’ at one point notes the report.
He next was asked to perform a One Leg Stand, and was unable to raise his leg off the ground six inches, placing his foot down ‘several times’ while he tried to complete the test.
The Finger To Nose seemed to confuse Woods, who despite having the instructions explained to him multiple times and claiming he understood what was being asked of him failed to complete the task as ordered according to the report.
Woods also did not complete the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus as he ‘did not follow the stimulus.’
In total, six members of law enforcement were involved in the arrest, five of whom were on the scene of the incident at some point on Monday.
‘Based on all my observations, Woods SFSTs, and statements made by Woods, I believed I had probably cause to arrest and charge Woods with DUI.’
The golf pro was placed in handcuffs, placed under arrest and transported to the station.
The affidavit also reveals that Woods was on four prescription drugs – Soloxex [sic], Vicodin, Torix and Vioxx.
Woods, who occupation is listed as ‘athlete,’ is facing a traffic misdemeanor for his driving under the influence arrest and will make his first appearance in court later this summer.
He could be facing up to six months in prison if convicted on the charge, and be ordered to pay $1,000 in fines while performing up to 50 hours of community service.
Woods could also walk free if test show he took no more than the recommended dosage of his medication, which was prescribed by a medical professional.