Newly released jailhouse video shows a confused Tiger Woods struggling to take a breathalyzer test and appearing not to understand that he was in police handcuffs.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the footage, taken after Woods’s DUI arrest on Memorial Day, which shows the handcuffed and barefoot golf legend appearing extremely dazed and struggling to follow directions.
The 10-minute video published by the Palm Beach Post is timestamped 4:22 am on May 29, approximately one hour after Woods was pulled over and eventually arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Jupiter, Florida.
Jupiter Police Officer Christopher Fandrey, who administered Woods’ field sobriety test and appears in an earlier-released police cruiser dash cam video, is heard in the background of the more recent video asking Woods to state his name, date of birth, age and address.
When asked his hair and eye color, Woods responds “mostly brown…and fading,” prompting laughter from an officer in the room.
Woods’s speech is slurred throughout the video and he appears unsteady, swaying at times while standing. At one point, he appears to fall asleep while seated in a chair.
Woods seems to have trouble understanding the instructions for the breathalyzer test. The officer administering the test has to tell Woods repeatedly to “blow out.”
At 6:34 in the video, Woods says “There’s a problem. I can’t unlock my two bracelets,” referring to his handcuffs.
After learning that his breathalyzer results were 0.00, meaning no alcohol was detected in his system, Woods agrees to a urine test, but asks “how am I going to hold it?,” another apparent reference to his handcuffs.
As previously reported by Crime Online, Woods released a statement after the arrest:
“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’ next court appearance is scheduled for July 5.
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