3 Things About Tiger Woods' "DUI" Arrest That You NEED To Know Before Judging

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If you saw the name "Tiger Woods" trending on Twitter and Facebook, you might have felt some concern that something terrible might have happened to him, but you can breathe a mixed sigh of relief. Although Tiger Woods is safe, we did find out that he had been arrested for a DUI in Florida around 3:00 a.m on Monday morning. 

Various news stations had reports claiming that Tiger Woods was found asleep behind the wheel in his vehicle. He was arrested for suspicions of driving under the influence and then released around 10:30 a.m. later that same morning. 

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Later that evening, however, the 41-year-old Nike-sponsored golfing champion issued a statement to clarify the actual cause of his arrest. He claimed that it wasn't actually alcohol that led to him passing out behind the wheel, but a surprisingly strong reaction to a medication he was using. 

People have been surprisingly supportive of the golfer's situation, tweeting out their beliefs at the unfair treatment that he has received as a result of this occurrence. 

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It's obvious that this negative news isn't helping Tiger's golfing career. And although he couldn't have any worse press than he did when his affair and subsequent claim of sex addiction hit the news, this incident raises concern about what happened and whether or not he is going to be OK.

It was obvious given the circumstances that Tiger Woods wasn't actually drunk, so his claim that it was medication looks like it might be plausible, although still quite concerning.

We've gathered together a list of things that you might find interesting to know about the Tiger Woods incident:

1. He was found asleep at the wheel of a 2015 black Mercedes-Benz.

According to the police affidavit, Tiger Woods was found with his seatbelt on, his blinker flashing, and the car running while asleep at the wheel at a stop. The police gave him a breathalyzer test, which registered .000 (which means no presence of alcohol whatsoever). However, when he spoke, he had slurred and slow speech and appeared confused. But he was able to complete the physical tasks that police asked him to do at that time to check his responses. 

2. He was taken into custody by police and also given a citation for improper parking. 

The police officers took Tiger Woods to the police station where he was held for several hours at the Palm Beach County Jail. 

Even though he was taken into custody, he was not held long. There was no need for bail, and shortly after he was released before 11 a.m. that morning. Although he was released on his own recognizance, there is still a hearing set for July 5 in order for him to explain this unexpected situation in front of a judge.

3. Shortly after his release, Tiger Woods issued a statement to the public saying that his incident was related to a bad reaction to medications. 

Pain medications are known for making people who take them sleepy, and doctors often warn patients against driving while on prescription pain pills. In fact, unintentional painkiller overdoses kill one American every hour.

I'm sorry to hear that he suffered from such a severe reaction, but I'm thankful that this incident can help shine some light on the dangers of pain medications and the death risk associated with taking them.