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Tiger's agent arrested on DWI charge

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Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods' agent, was arrested in New York.
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NEW YORK (AP)

Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday night in Ardsley, N.Y.

Steinberg was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Ardsley after recording 0.18 on a breathalyzer test — more than twice the legal limit of .08 in New York state, Bloomberg news agency reported Sunday.

Sergeant Dave Fisher of the Ardsley Police Department said Steinberg was issued a field sobriety test after officers smelled alcohol coming from his car.

"He did inform us who he was," Fisher said. "It is what it is. He was intoxicated."

Steinberg, who has represented Woods since 1999, told Bloomberg, "It's a medical issue that I was dealing with. It's not what you think."

Fisher said Steinberg did not mention anything about his medical condition when he was arrested.

"It was alcohol related," Fisher said. "He submitted to a chemical test to determine alcohol-blood content and he failed that test."

Steinberg, 44, was released without bail after a few hours.

The news came as Woods won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, to tie Jack Nicklaus with 73 career PGA Tour wins.

Asked whether he knew of the arrest before Sunday's final round, Woods told the Golf Channel, "Yes, I did. And no comment."

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