Tiger Woods addresses DUI arrest: 'Alcohol was not involved'

Tiger Woods addresses DUI arrest: ‘Alcohol was not involved’

Tiger Woods said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions following a DUI arrest on Memorial Day, but also made clear that alcohol was not a factor.

In a statement released Monday evening, Woods apologized to his family, friends and fans, and said he understands the severity of what he did.

“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” the statement read. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

Woods said he has been fully cooperating with authorities, and thanked both the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s office and the Jupiter Police Department for their professionalism.

“I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” Woods said.

Woods was arrested near his home in Jupiter, Fla., Monday and booked at Palm Beach County Jail at 7:18 a.m. He was released at 10:50 a.m.

The police report regarding Woods’s arrest is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Woods’s full statement reads:

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.

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.

I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.

I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.

I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office for their professionalism.”

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