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I guess I am jaded and readily admit to a less-than-ideal childhood.  But I still cannot understand anyone drinking and driving.  

 

November 1, 1991, I was a senior in high school and my brother was a 6th grader.  We were awakened early that morning by our mother for no apparent reason, nor was she giving one.  I had been responsible for getting myself and my brother prepared for school for a number of years at this point.  My mom worked two, sometimes three jobs in order to provide some semblance of a home for my brother and I.  She was long gone for work by the time we were to get up and get ready  for school.  Our dad had not been a part of our lives for as long as I could remember.  This particular morning was an anomaly.

 

Our cousin picked us up a half-an-hour after our early awakening.  We drove the hour or so to the nearest trauma center to my home town without a clue as to why or where we were going.  When we arrived, our grandmother met us at the door and said "boys, its not a pretty sight.  Prepare yourselves".  

 

The night before, Halloween night, my father and his older brother had been "partying".  Attempting to go to the home of an infamous local woman who would provide whatever service men were willing to pay for, my dad crashed.  My dad and his brother were tossed around my dad's 1984 Ford Econoline conversion van like a pinball.  My dad suffered 37 broken bones, two collapsed lungs, a ruptured spleen and severe kidney damage.  Nineteen of the broken bones were from the neck up!  Even though we didn't bury him until March 22, 2004, my dad, for all intents and purposes, died that night.  He had a dozen surgeries over the next two years, mostly to reconstruct his face, which had gone through the steering wheel, literally.

 

He never recovered from the massive damage to his brain and internal organs.  The farthest he got from home over the next dozen years was to walk to the mail box, which was a difficult task for him.

 

His blood alcohol content, when taken several hours after the crash at the trauma center was .28!

 

I will say again, there is never an excuse to drink and drive!

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I am not a pharmacist but I do hang around hospitals, a lot, and I'm educated enough to understand what they are saying much of the time.   I also have a child that is going through a remarkable med

Hopefully it's not an indication of a larger problem and was just a blip on the radar   I guarantee that almost anyone who drinks could be pulled over for a dui at some point.   But it being Tig

How do I lose credibility for the fact that I dealt with the same type of issue? If anything, I have credibility because I went thru it (minus the DUI). I know that I had God watching out for me bec

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I think we all agree that drunk driving is a terrible and selfish act and those effected by the actions of drunk drivers are innocent victims.

 

That being said we all need to take a step back on the alcohol lecturing unless the police discredit Woods and say alcohol was involved.

 

DUI can be caused by anything from prescription mess, alcohol and even over the counter meds.

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I think we all agree that drunk driving is a terrible and selfish act and those effected by the actions of drunk drivers are innocent victims.

 

That being said we all need to take a step back on the alcohol lecturing unless the police discredit Woods and say alcohol was involved.

 

DUI can be caused by anything from prescription mess, alcohol and even over the counter meds.

I'm not attempting to lecture anyone and didn't intend for my post to read that way, if it does.  It's just a very sensitive topic for me.  My wife and I often see people while out to dinner have a number of drinks and drive home.  The issue isn't taken seriously enough in this country.  If you're drinking anything, don't drive!  

 

Tiger is a 41 year old father of two.  What example is he setting for his children at 3am, regardless of intoxicant?

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I'm not attempting to lecture anyone and didn't intend for my post to read that way, if it does.  It's just a very sensitive topic for me.  My wife and I often see people while out to dinner have a number of drinks and drive home.  The issue isn't taken seriously enough in this country.  If you're drinking anything, don't drive!  

 

Tiger is a 41 year old father of two.  What example is he setting for his children at 3am, regardless of intoxicant?

 

I agree on your point about drunk driving not being taken seriously enough.

My remark was more centered on those lecturing about what happened with Tiger.  Was he groggy from the meds?  Did he feel fine before he got behind the wheel and then the meds unexpectedly caused a side effect while he was driving?

 

Again, there is no excuse for him to get behind the wheel in a compromised state, but there are some important details missing that we need before we can go on crucifying him

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Also he was cooperative with police and blew zeros at the police station. Looks like it was a bad mix of pain meds, which in some cases might be worse.

 

But for once it looks like his statement he released was the truth 

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Also he was cooperative with police and blew zeros at the police station. Looks like it was a bad mix of pain meds, which in some cases might be worse.

 

But for once it looks like his statement he released was the truth 

Was it the truth or was it spin in an attempt to get ahead of a possible prescription medication addiction?  It isn't at all unfair to suspect that possibility given his state of mind when police arrived.  It's very difficult for me to buy the fact this was an accidental mixture of medications or adverse reaction.  

 

Nothing more than my opinion.  Time will tell.

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Was it the truth or was it spin in an attempt to get ahead of a possible prescription medication addiction? It isn't at all unfair to suspect that possibility given his state of mind when police arrived. It's very difficult for me to buy the fact this was an accidental mixture of medications or adverse reaction.

 

Nothing more than my opinion. Time will tell.

Are you a pharmacist? Because if not then you have no idea how a certain combination of drugs may or may not affect someone.

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Are you a pharmacist? Because if not then you have no idea how a certain combination of drugs may or may not affect someone.

My father-in-law has been a pharmacist since 1964.  This has been a topic of conversation between him, my brother and I all day.  

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Was it the truth or was it spin in an attempt to get ahead of a possible prescription medication addiction?  It isn't at all unfair to suspect that possibility given his state of mind when police arrived.  It's very difficult for me to buy the fact this was an accidental mixture of medications or adverse reaction.  

 

Nothing more than my opinion.  Time will tell.

 

I have no idea. It seems it can go two ways.

 

1. It was a bad mixture 

2. There is a bigger issue

 

I have no way of knowing

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I have no idea. It seems it can go two ways.

 

1. It was a bad mixture 

2. There is a bigger issue

 

I have no way of knowing

I agree!  It's hard to know exactly what happened and I have no factual insight either way.  Just offering my opinion based on lengthy conversations with my father-in-law and brother.  Both of whom have extensive educational and vocational experience dealing with abuse of prescription medications.  

 

Based on those conversations, I find it hard to believe this was something other than abuse.  As I said earlier, my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.  Time will tell.

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UPDATE------

 

According to an incident report, Tiger Woods' 2015 Mercedes had: "fresh damage to the vehicle. Both driver's side tires were flat along with minor damage to both respective rims. There was also minor damage to the front driver's side bumper and rear bumper, and the passenger rear tail light appeared to be out."

 

Dash cam footage and audio are expected to be released Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

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Regardless of what he was under the influence of, he operated a vehicle under that influence, there are penalties for that. he may or may not be charged with something, we may or may not agree with it, but that doesn't change the fact that he operated a vehicle under the influence of something. I hope this was just a mistake on his part, or doctors part for getting some Medications mixed that shouldn't be mixed. What scares me the most is that I have a young driver in my home, at this point she won't be out that late or out that early if you will, but there may be a time that she is out at that time, it scares me to death that someone could be on the road driving under the influence and hit her or hurt her because that person made a bad choice. There are millions of documented bad choices like this, when do we as a society get tired of this. How many more millions of cases will it take for grown men and women to realize that driving while under the influence is selfish, and can only cause harm. Take the responsibility before you go out and have a "few", and set up some transportation.

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I am not a pharmacist but I do hang around hospitals, a lot, and I'm educated enough to understand what they are saying much of the time.

 

I also have a child that is going through a remarkable medical event. Under normal circumstances she has an IQ a bit north of 140 and right now she is intellectually comparable to my 4 year old grandson. While they may have discovered the cause one of the possibilities was her prescription med. It's no where near as potent as Tiger's and she is most certainly not addicted to it. She went to bed fine and was completely altered when she woke up 4 hours later. A med, even one that is taken for several years, may build up in the blood stream until there's a toxic level and then wham. He may also have accidentally taken too large a dose or the wrong combination of stuff.

 

Don't discount the possibility that he went to bed okay and woke up in an altered state that caused him to get behind the wheel of his car and drive because he thought it was the middle of the day and had to be somewhere.

 

I will wait for the facts to come in on this one, if ever we will actually see them. Perhaps it's none of our business.

 

Oh and if you wonder why Tiger gets some much play in the Golf Channel consider this thread. He moves the needle- still.

 

 

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Unless our borders have changed this is still the USA and you are innocent until proven guilty. I have always been a fan of Tiger's skills but never a fan of his off the course. However he has made mistakes in his personal life and suffered the consequences he deserved. Leave the guy alone until the facts are out instead of speculation.

 

 

 

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http://www.golfdigest.com/story/tiger-woods-dui-arrest-florida-lawyers-outline-possible-directions-the-state-can-take-the-case-in-court

 

Interesting article on this. I find it odd that Ambien isnt a substance that would cause a DUI. Also noted that if he refused the urine test he'd have been alright

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My hope is that Tiger has learned a lesson regarding the use of his prescription drugs.   It would be tragic if he were to end up like Michael Jackson and Elvis.   Perhaps, this incident may have saved his life.

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I will never understand why these millionaires don't just hire a driver or something I mean plenty of people would jump at the chance to drive him around

 

 

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