Saturday 17 March 2018

Tiger Woods to enter diversion programme after impaired driving arrest

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Terry Spencer

A Florida prosecutor says Tiger Woods has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and will enter a diversion programme later this year.

Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Adrienne Ellis said Woods entered the plea on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old golf superstar will enter a diversion programme on October 25.

Woods' attorney Douglas Duncan had no comment and the golfer was not in the courtroom on Wednesday.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors will drop the DUI charge from his arrest in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and an anti-insomnia drug.

No alcohol was found in his system.

Such plea deals are offered to many first-time DUI offenders in Palm Beach County.

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