Oct 27th, 2017
Tiger Woods pleads guilty
And enters diversion programme
Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion programme, five months after he was found passed out in his Mercedes with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system.
Tiger Woods spoke only briefly during a hearing at a Palm Beach County courthouse yesterday, answering questions from a judge about his plea agreement.
Prosecutors dropped his driving under the influence charge and the judge warned him to stay out of trouble.
Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo said: “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?”
Woods nodded. He did not make any statement during the hearing or outside the courthouse.
Woods will spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs. He has already met some of the programme’s other requirements, completing 50 hours of community service at the Tiger Woods Foundation, prosecutor Dave Aronberg said.