Celebrated golfer Tiger Woods is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Memorial Day, various news reports disclosed that Woods was arrested under suspicion for driving under the influence. Specifically, police found him sleeping on the steering wheel and was arrested for the DUI.
While this may once again dent Woods' reputation, it comes as a relief that nothing worse happened. His 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG is altogether a different story. Though rather sketchy, the photos revealed that there were flat tires with the sidewalls torn. There were even some significant tweaks that can be seen on the wheels, which themselves clearly look dirty.
According to a report by the Police Department of Jupiter, Florida, the driver side also showed some damage. Looking at the photos though, the rather obvious damages look to be the loosened fender liner on the model's front wheel well. In addition, it appears that the front fascia has been dislodged. Given the fact that the driver side's front and rear wheels reveal some damage, one explanation could be that Woods may possibly have clipped something.
Those who are familiar with this version of the S65 AMG know that this is not an entry-level model. Luxurious and big, powering this model is the bi-turbo V12 engine capable of 621 hp. This allows the model to go from 0 to 60 mph in around 4 seconds. In terms of figures, overall length is 17 feet with total weight at 4,800 lbs.
Going back to the matter at hand, dash cam footage has been released showing that there was no problem with the S65 AMG. The implication is that it was all Woods. The professional golfer has since issued a statement stating that alcohol did not play any role in this unfortunate incident but instead it was a reaction to prescribed medication. Proof of this is that the breathalyzer used on the scene displayed 0.00. That Woods is taking medication is not surprising considering that he had experienced some problems with his back and even underwent a number of surgeries. Then again, that is never an excuse to go behind the wheel given the effects of medication.
As expected, a number of people have reacted negatively to what happened. Going back to what happened, one can also say that while Woods may be at fault for driving while under medication, it goes without saying that he had the presence of mind to stop the vehicle and try to sleep it off.
Professional golfer Martin Kaymer is one of those defending Woods saying that we shouldn’t kick people when they're down. Kaymer added that maybe it would be better if people helped him the way he helped and inspired others in the past.