Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida early Monday morning
Woods was arrested at 3 a.m. for driving under the influence
Tiger Woods was arrested for driving under the influence in Jupiter Island, Florida, early Monday morning.
A resident of Jupiter, which is located about 20 minutes away, Woods was arrested at 3 a.m. and booked into Palm Beach County Jail at 7:18 a.m. He was released at 10:50 a.m. on his own recognizance, according to court records.
This Memorial Day is not the first holiday incident Woods has had with the police. His famous Thanksgiving 2009 car crash outside his home has lingered over him and his public image for the past nine years. Much of that has faded, of course, as he's stacked up wins (although no majors) and time has passed, but there is a part that probably never goes away.
Woods is currently in the middle of resting and rehabilitating his lower back after undergoing a fourth back surgery. He has not played since February when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in Round 2.
Woods said on his website just last week that he's intent on returning to professional golf and grateful for some pain relief in his body.
"It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel," Woods wrote. "It was instant nerve relief. I haven't felt this good in years."
Woods owns a bar and restaurant in Jupiter near where he was arrested called the Woods Jupiter.
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