Tiger Woods arrested for DUI

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    He was one of my favourite golfers growing up too and seeing him now is very sad. I think the loss of his Dad had a major effect on his life as he was his life coach in effect. I hope he bounces back and we see him back focusing on his golf.
     
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    I wonder if it was for alcohol, drugs, or a combo.
     
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    1 DUI stupid
    2 DUI's then spend 5 years in jail.
     
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    At least his exwife wasn't needed to use his driver to open up his Escalade's back window.
     
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    He needed a designated nine iron.
     
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    N.Y. Post is reporting that he was pulled over for erratic driving, the police officer smell booze on his breath but he refused to take a breathalyzer. Later, Woods said the problem was due to a mixture of prescription drugs he is taking.
     
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    Thank you.

    I'm not familiar with Florida law but implied consent says that a person arrested for dui must provide a test to determine their blood alcohol level. That test could be of their breath, blood, or urine.

    if the officer felt his intoxication was due to a combo of alcohol and drug the breathalyzer would not be a valid choice. He would only be allowed to choose blood or urine.

    If he declined the roadside intoxilizer it's not a big deal. But if he refused all tests pursuant to implied consent, which people do as a strategy trying to beat the case, he'll face additional sanctions.
     
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    Or fame and wealthy lifestyle got to him.
     
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    Possibly, although he was famous for 12 years before he cracked.
     
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    This is his second DWI, isn't it? Lock him up.
     
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    happens to so many of them. I was especially shocked when the whole scandal of his first wife broke. I mean she was pretty hot so to let ones ego get in the way and ruin that was pretty bad. It's been downhill for him from there. I'm sure the loss of his father was tough, but really, we all go through deaths of our loved ones...
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    ^^ this. he doesn't appear to be aging well. He's going to look like Bill Cosby in a few years.
     
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    He also had back surgery a few years back as his golf swing in his earlier career ruined his spine. He lost form as a result and then we found out he was a serial womaniser. It's hard to feel sorry for him for the latter part but I think scandal and physical issues have pretty much plummeted him from the top. It's sad to see, but only he can turn it around...
     
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    I am pretty sure that a warrant is required.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean, but after a cursory review, Florida implied consent law is exactly as I explained.
     
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    I thought you meant that they can force you to be submitted to urine/blood tests, that is use force to get your blood sample.
     
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    Forced blood draws is a whole other topic. They are and we're extremely raw.

    I can't speak about Florida here at all, but assume it's safe to say it's similar. Typically someone who refuses to comply with implied consent face mandatory administrative consequences and enhancements.

    Limiting this discussion to misdemeanor DUI, forced blood as was done on rare cases in the past has gone the way of calling the on-call DA to prepare a court order.
     
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    Agreed, I misread your original post.
     
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    Apparently Tiger blew a 0.0. So maybe he is telling the truth.
     
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    I don't know much about Tiger's arrest, but don't understand your conclusion.

    He can be driving under the influence of only a prescription medication and his BAC would be zero.
     
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    He said he had a bad reaction to meds. Perhaps that is true. People were reporting he was drunk and lying about the drug reaction.

    Either way, he should not have been driving.
     
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    I see all the golf/sports writers as well as Tiger fans breathing a sigh of relief because alcohol wasn't involved. Yet Woods was just as bad as if he had been drunk and had no business being behind the wheel of a car. And what was he doing out at 2AM and why would he be popping pills at that hour of the night? Seems to me there's more to the story here...
     
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    if I read things right, he was asleep at the wheel parked somewhere so that IMHO changes things a bit. seems you can get a DUI if your keys are within reach of you , to a degree that is stupid and at the same time I can see someone pulling that stunt.:(
     
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    I know it's different, but in the UK if you are over the drink drive limit, sat in the drivers seat with the keys nearby, you can be charged with drink driving even if you haven't driven the car. The intent is there. A friend of mine learned the hard way when he decided to sleep in his car after a night out. The copper said if he'd been sat in any other seat in the car he may have been able to contest it, although being in the car is proof enough. He was banned for 18 months.

    I think the drink drive limit here is 37mg, so effectively half a pint of lager, or a small glass of wine.
     

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