WOODS TO PLEAD GUILTY TO RECK­LESS DRIV­ING

The Globe and Mail (Prairie Edition) - - GLOBE SPORTS -

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. –

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