Tiger Woods arrested on drinking driving charges

Just a week after saying he hasn’t “felt this good in years”, Tiger Woods has been arrested on DUI charges.

West Palm Beach reporter Terri Parker broke the news overnight that Tiger Woods has been arrested on drink driving charges. Woods was reportedly taken into custody around 3am in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida. Not far from his home and in the vicinity of a restaurant he opened called “The Woods“.

UPDATE: Woods has released a statement via journalist Steve DiMeglio stating that alcohol was not involved.

Woods reportedly spent the night in jail and was released the next morning.

The arrest comes a week after Woods announced on his website that his most recent fusion surgery on his back has left him feeling without pain for the first time in many years and he is eyeing off a return to golf later in the year.

“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.”

Here is how ESPN have reported the arrest:

The winner of 14 major championships who is recovering from April back surgery was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. ET after spending several hours in jail. He was booked at 7:18 a.m.

Woods was taken into custody at 3 a.m., police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler told The Associated Press.

The arrest reports charges Woods with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol/DUI alcohol or drugs. Rightler said she did not have additional details about the circumstances leading to Woods’ arrest, nor did she have any information about whether the arrest involved drugs or alcohol.

And their video news piece:

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