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Tiger on Xanax Before Arrest

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By    |   Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 02:41 PM

Xanax was the medication that led to Tiger Woods' drug-induced stupor the night of his DUI arrest, according to Golf Channel.

"I asked Woods if he had taken any medication to which he stated 'Xanax,'" Officer Christopher Fandry, who interrogated Woods on the scene, wrote in the unredacted police report obtained via a public records request by the Golf Channel.

The FDA warns Xanax, prescribed for anxiety and depression, taken with an opioid like Vicodin "may result in profound sedation."

"I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said in a statement after the arrest. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

Woods was asleep at the wheel but had no alcohol in his system when officers spotted his car stopped along a Florida road, according to the report. Woods was alone and wearing his seat belt when Jupiter Police officers found his Mercedes early Monday in the right lane with the car's engine was running and its lights on.

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