Police have released dash cam video of Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest and the video is very uncomfortable to watch.
In the footage, you see the professional golfer following police orders as he’s being given a series of field sobriety tests.
“You aren’t even following the light,” one officer said during a test waving a flashlight in front of Tiger’s eyes.
After then asking a series of random questions, the officer then tells Tiger to close his eyes, tilt his head backwards and recite the English alphabet without singing. (To be quite frank, this wouldn’t be easy sober. But we digress.)
Either way, Woods didn’t quite understand the order because when asked to repeat the instructions he said, “not to sing the National Anthem backwards.” Not quite. Eventually, the 41-year-old was able to recite the alphabet in a nonrhythmic manner — but his head was down.
Tiger was arrested on Monday morning in Jupiter, Florida, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Prior to the arrest, police found the athlete asleep behind the wheel of his parked car.
Woods later revealed in a public statement that alcohol had nothing to do with his DUI. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” he said.
The statement was later validated after learning he blew all zeros on his breath test.
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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