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Tiger Eldrick Woods appears in a booking photo released by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Palm Beach, Florida, May 29, 2017. Reuters

Golf legend Tiger Woods admitted that he had taken Xanax drug when he was arrested for sleeping behind the wheel of his Mercedez Benz in Jupiter, Florida, a newly released report by Jupiter Police Department said. Woods was arrested May 29 on Driving under Influence (DUI) charge.

The Golf Channel managed to get hold of a report from Officer Christopher Fandry who had interrogated Woods at the time of his arrest. The note reveals Woods told police he had taken anti-anxiety medication, which was the reason behind him falling asleep.

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“I asked Woods if he had taken any medication to which he stated ‘Xanax,’” Fandry wrote in his report. Xanax is often prescribed to those who suffer from anxiety and depression and is also used as a sleep medication because of its sedative effect.

According to the police report, Woods had taken four painkillers- Soloxex (sic), Torix (sic), Vioxx and Vicodin. However, he did not mention anything about Xanax, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency warned that combining Xanax — used to treat depression — and the opioid Vicodin “may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death," the New York Post reported.

Woods was found sleeping behind the wheel by Palm Beach patrolmen May 29. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail shortly after 7 a.m. EDT, and was released on his own recognizance. Later, Woods released a statement clarifying that he was not under the influence of alcohol, but had taken medication.

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Tiger Woods is seen handcuffed and searched by police officers in this still image from police dashcam video in Jupiter, Florida, May 29, 2017 Reuters

"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved, "Woods said in a statement.

"What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," he added.

Once the darling of golf who transcended the sport, he has had a troubled past, including four major back injuries in the last three years. He recently described how the surgery has relieved terrible pain and that he hadn't "felt this good in years". The 14-time major winner has not won a competition since 2013, with his last major success dating back to 2008. He is now ranked 876th in the world.

This is not the first time the winner of 14 major tournaments has landed himself in trouble. From a sex scandal that led to his marriage with Elin Nordegren breaking up, to the Thanksgiving car crash incident in November 2009, Woods has been involved in a number of legal and personal issues.