The Tiger Woods Police Report

Early this morning, police officers in Jupiter, Florida found golfer Tiger Woods asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz. Woods was strapped into his seat belt. The engine was running, and the brake lights and right-turn blinker were on. You can read the full story here.

You can read the entire report here: It’s objective, efficient and professional, and there’s no police jargon or passive voice.

The breathalyzer results were recorded as zero. Woods has apologized for what happened, saying he had “an unexpected reaction” to the prescribed medications he’d been taking.  

The report might be an effective teaching tool for recruits who are learning how to conduct and document DUI stops. The report lists the field sobriety tests used by the police and provides an objective description of Woods’ behavior during each one. The sobriety tests included the following:

  • Horizontal gaze nystyagmus
  • Walk and turn
  • One leg stand
  • Finger to nose
  • Romberg alphabet

A court appearance is scheduled for July 5.



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