A Few Thoughts On Tiger Woods Recent DUI
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A Few Thoughts On Tiger Woods Recent DUI

From a friend:

A few thoughts on Tiger Woods. Regardless of whether you like him or not and for whatever reason you like him or not, I think the police dodged a bullet on this one. We’ve all seen the videos, some of you may see a drunk, some may see a drug addict, some may see a black man, some may see a rich man getting his due, some may see the greatest golfer of all times. After the police determined that he was not drunk (and a seasoned police officer could come to that conclusion early on), they should have taken him to the hospital to get checked out.

Those police officers had no reason to doubt him when he said he had taken prescription medications. They did not know what those medications were or if they had been taken as prescribed or for what reasons they were taken (shoot, he may have been trying to commit suicide)!

Tiger was obviously severely altered and possibility in need of urgent medical attention. Adverse drug reactions and overdoses are a life threatening emergency. He could have gone into Respiratory Failure, Kidney Failure, Liver Failure, or Cardiac Arrest. He was passed out when they found him, that is quite different than being “asleep”. If they had found an obvious drug addict passed out in an alley with a needle in his arm, they would have called EMS.

They were too concerned with properly processing him and arresting him for a DUI, so they wouldn’t get accused of racial bias. They were lucky he didn’t drop dead from an urgent medical crisis instead. They really “dodged a bullet” on this one (pun intended )!!!! Regardless of what any us thought we saw, including the police, we saw a human being (a father, a son, a friend) who needed medical help for whatever reason!

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  1. Agreed!

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