Tiger Woods DUI Arrest Documents

Second update: An additional set of documents was released by the Jupiter Police Department later in the day. While it adds statements from additional police officers (unusual for a routine DUI), there isn’t much new information and it still does not include anything from the “Drug Recognition Expert.” The new pdf is at bottom.
Update: We now have more documents. They show Tiger cooperated, blew 0.000 twice, and voluntarily supplied a urine sample. Documents will be added soon.
The breath test showed no alcohol at all.

Woods breath test showing 0.000 twice on subject samples.
Image copyright Warren Redlich 2017 (based on added markings); media may use by crediting West Boca News or @WestBocaNews.

We have obtained initial documents from Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest. Below are the two tickets, one for “Improper parking” and the other for DUI.
The probable cause affidavit shows the circumstances leading up to the encounter, with the officers saying they found Woods sleeping his car in the right lane.
From the Tiger Woods probable cause affidavit. Image copyright Warren Redlich 2017. Media may use by crediting West Boca News or @WestBocaNews.

Woods did poorly on the “Field Sobriety Tests” but these are designed to look for alcohol impairment and the breath test shows that Woods had no alcohol in his system.
Field sobriety tests and breath results on Tiger Woods DUI arrest; image copyright Warren Redlich 2017; media may use by crediting West Boca News or @WestBocaNews.

There are a couple more key details:
1. They did urine but did not draw blood. Blood testing is generally far more reliable than urine testing.

2. An Officer Borrows “did DRE”. This refers to a “drug recognition expert” doing additional tests. They are not really experts. They typically are high school graduates with perhaps a couple weeks of training.
The affidavit does not show the results of any DRE testing and it’s unclear if it was documented at all.
We created “jpg” versions, below, and the original pdf documents are at the bottom of the page.
First, Tiger’s parking ticket, which is likely the reason police approached his vehicle in the first place.

The ticket says specifically that his vehicle was “stopped on roadway in right hand lane and right shoulder,” in violation of Florida Statute 316.1945. The ticket does not indicate a specific subsection within the statute. There’s some chance this could be a problem for the prosecution if the case is fought.
The ticket also indicates Woods was driving a black 2015 Mercedes sedan (4 door), and that the incident took place at 2999 N. Military Trail in Jupiter, at or near Indian Creek Parkway. Our best guess is that this was somewhere south of that intersection, and north of Dakota.
Military Trail in Jupiter between Dakota and Indian Creek Parkway; image and map data by Google.

Next up is the DUI ticket:

It’s also noteworthy that the tickets show no crash and no injuries. Together this suggests that Woods was stopped on the side of the road, leading to police approaching his vehicle. We are hoping to get additional documents including the probable cause affidavit and breath test results but so far they are not available. These will be much more helpful when we get them.

The DUI charge is indicated as 316.193(1). Unlike the parking ticket this does indicate a subsection but there is not enough detail to say whether it involves alcohol or drugs.
It appears that the parking ticket was issued by an Officer Palladino of Jupiter PD, and the DUI ticket was issued by an Officer Fandrey, both assigned to the road patrol unit.
Update: Full pdfs of the probable cause affidavit and breath test report are below, then the tickets follow.
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Full pdfs of the tickets are below, DUI ticket first.
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The most recent set of papers is below:
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Author: Warren Redlich

Warren Redlich is a real estate agent and an attorney. He focuses on selling homes in West Boca Raton. Find out more at Yes Boca Real Estate.

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