Tiger Woods To Enter First-Time DUI Offender Program
Nearly three months after being slapped with a DUI, Tiger Woods will reportedly be getting help by entering a DUI offender program.
On Wednesday, the professional golfer’s attorney entered a plea deal might get Tiger off the hook from community service and jail time.
According to reports, Woods, who was not in court on Wednesday, will accept a reckless driving plea as part of his entry into Palm Beach County’s first-time DUI offender program.
“The Program is an important effort to make our community safer by ensuring that drivers prosecuted for first-time DUIs (for both alcohol and drug use) have their underlying substance abuse issues addressed. Defendants accept responsibility for their actions, our streets are safer, and taxpayers benefit from fewer trials and lower costs to our criminal justice system,” state attorney Dave Aronberg said in a statement.
Tiger was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida on suspicion of DUI. The athlete, who was found passed out in his Mercedes on the side of the road, later confirmed that he was under the influence of an undisclosed prescribed medication, not booze.
He later confirmed that he would be getting professional help, writing on Twitter that he will be receiving professional treatment to “help manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and sleep disorder.”