Woods' agent Steinberg charged with DWI
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Mark Steinberg, the longtime agent for Tiger Woods, was arrested late Saturday in Ardsley, N.Y., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Police say Steinberg was one of 11 suspects arrested at a sobriety checkpoint off the New York State Thruway in Westchester County, north of New York City, Sgt. Dave Fisher of the Ardsley Police Department told Bloomberg News Service.
Fisher told Bloomberg in a telephone interview that Steinberg "did inform us who he was."
In response to a Bloomberg inquiry, Steinberg said via email that "it's a medical issue that I was dealing with. It's not what you think."
Steinberg, 44, was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI, according to Bloomberg, because his Breathalyzer result was over .18, more than twice the legal limit of .08 in New York. He was released without bail, according to the report.
Steinberg, who left IMG last year, joined New York-based Excel Sports Management and soon lured Woods to Excel.
Woods told The Associated Press that he spoke with Steinberg before Sunday's final round at the Memorial Tournament, which Woods won, in Dublin, Ohio. Woods declined further comment.
Steinberg did not immediately respond to a text message requesting comment.