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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving


Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving Friday after he was arrested for driving under the influence in May.


The golf champion will enter a program for first-time DUI offenders that requires him to spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine plus court costs.


He’s also required to attend DUI school, complete 50 hours of community service and attend a workshop at which victims describe how impaired drivers damaged their lives.


The court said Woods had already successfully completed the community service requirement, DUI school and the recommended treatment. 


He also must submit to regular drug tests as part of the plea agreement, since he was intoxicated with prescription drugs and marijuana when he was arrested in May.

Superstar golfer Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving Friday after a DUI arrest in Florida in May. 

(Palm Beach county Sheriff’s Office)


He arrived at the courthouse just after 1 p.m Friday and said few words, answering a judge’s questions about the plea agreement.


The judge warned that if Woods violates probation, he could go to jail.


“This particular plea agreement has no jail time on it. However, if you violate your probation in any significant way, I could revoke your probation and then I could sentence you to jail for 90 days with a fine of up to $500, is that understood?” Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo told the professional athlete.


If he meets all of the requirements outlined by the judge, the DUI charge will be expunged from his record. 

Woods was arrested in Palm Beach by officers who found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz.

Woods was arrested in Palm Beach by officers who found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz.

(Jupiter Police Department)


Woods was arrested at around 2 a.m. on May 29, when officers found him unconscious in the back of his Mercedes-Benz, about 15 miles away from his home in Jupiter, Fla.


The divorced father of two blamed his inebriation on an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs, including generic versions of Vicodin and Xanax. 


With News Wire Services

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