Tiger Woods told police he was on Xanax during DUI arrest

According to the police report obtained by the Golf Channel, Tiger Woods told Florida police he was taking Xanax the night he was arrested. File photo by Frank Polich/UPI

Tiger Woods told law enforcement officials that he was taking Xanax on the night of his DUI arrest, according to an unredacted version of the police report obtained by Golf Channel.

This version of the Jupiter (Fla.) Police Department’s report was not redacted like the version they released to the media last week.

Xanax is usually prescribed to treat anxiety and depression as well as insomnia.

Woods, 41, was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes on May 29 before police arrested him on a DUI charge.

However, Woods blew a 0.0 on a breath test for alcohol. The 14-time major champion said he was not taking illegal drugs, but told police he was taking Xanax when asked if he was taking any medication.

The police report also lists Vicodin, Solarex, Vioxx, and Turox as drugs that he had been prescribed.

“I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods’ statement read at the time. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 5 at Palm Beach County court.

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