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Tiger Woods "did not know where he was" when he was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Monday, the police report of the incident has revealed.

The troubled former golf star was described as "confused" and struggling to follow basic instructions when pulled over by police in Florida.

The 41-year-old was arrested at 3am when police found him asleep at a roadside in a black Mercedes - something he has since blamed on prescription medication.

"Woods stated that he was coming from LA, California, from golfing," the report states, despite him being arrested in Florida. It continues: "Woods stated that he did not know where he was.

"Woods had changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far from his house he was. Woods had extremely slow and slurred speech.

"It should be noted that Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up. The vehicle was running and brake lights were illuminated as well as the right blinker flashing."

The police report continued that the golfer's speech was "extremely slow and slurred, mumbled, confused", while his attitude was "co-operative" but "confused". Woods was asked to walk along a white line and turn around, but could not maintain the starting position, it added.

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Woods released a statement on Monday night apologising, and insisting there was no alcohol involved.

"What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly," he said.


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