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Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 5:15 AM

Tiger Woods was arrested yesterday on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.

Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI about 2 a.m. yesterday morning in a suburban area and wastaken to the Palm Beach County jail, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. He was arrested on Military Trail, south of Indian Creek Parkway.

Jail records show that the 41-year-old golf great was booked into Palm Beach County jail at 6:18 a.m. and was released on his own recognisance at 9:50 a.m. The jail released a booking photo of Woods in a white T-shirt.

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. However, she said an arrest report may be available today.

It was the first time Woods has run into trouble off the golf course since he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his Windermere, Florida, home in the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, which led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs.

Woods, the 14-time major champion who ranks second with his 79 career victories on the PGA Tour, has not played for four months. He is out for the rest of the season while he recovers from his fourth back surgery.
­ AP