Tiger Woods arrested for DWI

News reports out of Jupiter, Florida claim Tiger Woods, the golf pro, was arrested for Driving While Impaired following a traffic stop. Woods was taken into custody just after 3:00 am this morning and released about seven hours later after being charged and processed.

Woods’ arrest is the second time he has been suspected of driving under the influence.  In 2009, Woods drove his car into a tree while under the influence of ambien, the commonly prescribed sleep aid. He was not charged in that episode.

If Woods were smart – setting aside the decision to drive – he did not perform standardized field sobriety tests and did not make any statements.

In North Carolina, someone like Woods should get a lawyer, undergo treatment at a treatment facility, and defend against the case.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.