WOODS TO PLEAD GUILTY TO RECKLESS DRIVING
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Woods, 41, was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and sleeping medication. No alcohol was found in his system.
Woods did not appear at the Palm Beach County, Fla., courthouse for his arraignment. Prosecutor Adrienne Ellis said the former superstar golfer agreed to plead guilty at an Oct. 25 hearing and enter the county’s program for first-time DUI offenders.
“He is not being treated any different than anyone else,” said Ellis.
In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation, pay a $250 (U.S.) fine, attend DUI school and perform community service. –