Tiger Woods pleaded responsible on Friday to reckless driving and has agreed to enter a diversion program, avoiding a DUI conviction stemming from his Could arrest.
The 41-year-old former golfer, who final gained a championship in 2008, was booked on a driving underneath the affect cost in Jupiter, Florida after he was discovered asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked about 15 miles away from his house.
As a part of his plea deal and diversion program, the four-time Masters champion will spend a 12 months on probation, attend DUI college inside a month, carry out 20 hours of group service, attend a workshop the place victims of impaired drivers talk about how their lives had been broken and pay a $250 high quality inside six months in addition to court docket prices and make a further $250 donation to Palm Seashore County Sufferer Companies.
If he completes his duties, his reckless driving cost will likely be expunged from his file. If he violates probation, it is going to be revoked and he might face a 90-day jail sentence and a high quality of as much as $500.
In August, it was reported that Woods deliberate on accepting a reckless driving plea and enter a Palm Seashore County first-time DUI offender program, which might spare him jail time.
After his arrest, toxicology assessments confirmed Woods had no alcohol in his system, in line with court docket paperwork, however did take a look at constructive for Alprazolam/Xanax [anti-anxiety drug], Hydrocodone [narcotic painkiller], Hydromorphone [opioid painkiller], Zolpidem [anti-insomnia drug] and THC [the active ingredient in marijuana].
Woods stated in a press release in August that he has “acquired skilled assist to handle my medicines,” including, “I had been attempting by myself to deal with my again ache and a sleep problem, together with insomnia, however I notice now it was a mistake to do that with out medical help.”
A month earlier, Woods tweeted that he had “accomplished an out of state non-public intensive program,” including, “I’ll proceed to deal with this going ahead with my medical doctors, household and buddies. I’m so very grateful for all of the assist I’ve acquired.”
In 2009, Woods was charged with careless driving after crashing his Cadillac Escalade into a hearth hydrant and neighbor’s tree. Following the crash, rumors surfaced that Woods had been having extramarital affairs, which he later admitted. He and spouse Elin Nordegren divorced the next 12 months.