The police dashcam video of the arrest of golfer Tiger Woods early on Monday shows how much difficulty he had following simple commands.
Woods told one of the officers that he didn’t remember being asleep in the car, had trouble following a flashlight and mistook a basic instruction from an officer.
An officer asked Woods to recite the alphabet in a “slow, non-rhythmic manner,” and then asked Woods if he understood the instructions.
Woods said he did and then said he was told: “Not to sing the national anthem backwards.”
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Although the video doesn’t show Woods taking a breath test, police said he registered .000 twice. Woods told the officer that he had not been drinking or taken illegal drugs, but did say he had taken medication.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” Woods said in a statement. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.”