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A Lion Can’t Get Arrested While Driving, But a Tiger Did

Tiger Woods's arrest sparks attention towards the problem of driving under he influence.

Travis Moss, Staff Writer

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Golfing legend Tiger Woods was arrested for a DUI due to an unusual reaction to prescription drugs.

“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” Woods said in a statement given to police. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescription medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications would affect me so strongly.”

Woodside students were shocked by the recent news, with some not even knowing it happened.

“What? My boy Tiger Woods got arrested? That sucks,” junior Adrian Johnson said in reaction to the news.

Some even forgot that the golf icon still had appeared in the news.

“Tiger Woods? What is this, 2008?” sophomore Isaiah Solagbade stated, surprised.

However, others thought it was typical of a celebrity to get arrested, as some believe that celebrities often get caught using drugs.

“It’s what famous people do; it’s not unexpected of celebrities to do something like this,” junior Justin Swan stated.

Woods didn’t seem to notice his surroundings when using the prescribed medication. Afterwards, it was reported that he fell back asleep after being told to turn off the ignition from the officer, and his speech was reported as a bit sluggish and sleepy.

“I asked Woods if he knew where he was at, to which he stated he had no idea,” an officer wrote in the report.

The golfer has won 14 major tournaments, second only to Jack Nicklaus; however, Woods hasn’t golfed competitively since he pulled out of Dubai Desert Classic in February.

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Travis Moss, Staff Writer

Travis Moss is a second-year reporter for the Woodside Paw Print this year. Topics he’s particularly passionate about include entertainment, politics, and sports. His goals for this school year include being a more prolific writer and working more in the entertainment field.

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