Tiger Woods, 41-year-old golfer was arrested in Florida at 3am after he was caught driving under the influence. He was taken into police custody and brought to the precinct, he was released the next morning.
Woods was caught driving away from his home while very intoxicated. Police say he faces criminal charges of driving under the influence.
TMZ reports that “Woods was driving a 2015 Mercedes. Cops originally planned to tow the vehicle before a friend of Woods retrieve the vehicle.”
The Daily Mail has more:
In November 2009, two days after the National Enquirer broke the story that Woods had been cheating on his then-wife Elin Nordegren with a New York City nightclub manager, Woods left home after taking an Ambien and crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant, a tree and several hedges. However, he wasn’t charged in that incident.
Following that incident, several other women came forward, saying they too had affairs with the professional golfer – tarnishing his previously pristine image.
A month later, he entered a 45-day therapy program and apologized for his actions, saying ‘I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to’.
Woods and Nordegren divorced a little less than a year later, in August 2010. The former couple have two kids together – a daughter named Sam, born in 2007, and a son named Charlie, born in 2009.
Since the scandal, Woods’ career has been in a free fall as he’s failed to remain a major competitor and advertisers have stopped sponsoring him.
The 14-time major winner, and former world number one, has dropped to 876th in the world rankings after years of injury problems and has not played in any of the major tournaments for the past two years.
But he had fusion surgery to address the issue in April and said last week that he hasn’t ‘felt this good in years’.