Tiger Woods Apologizes, Blames 'Unexpected Reaction to Prescribed Medications' for DUI

In a statement released after his arrest, the professional golfer says, 'I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.'

AceShowbiz - %cTiger Woods% has broken his silence after he was arrested for DUI in Florida. In a statement released hours after the incident, the 41-year-old athlete claims that he wasn't drunk during the event that took place on early Monday, May 29 in Jupiter, Fl., but it was caused by reaction of prescribed medications that he took.

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," he states, "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 continues, "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."

He adds, "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."

As previously reported, Woods was arrested at 3 A.M. for driving under the influence. He was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail at 7:18 A.M., and was released from custody at 10:50 A.M. The booking sheet noted that the professional golfer had an unlawful blood alcohol level at the time of arrest.

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