Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty In Court On Friday
Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Friday afternoon in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, as part of a program that will likely keep him from serving any prison time.
The professional golfer largely remained silent in court and only spoke in order to answer “yes” when asked several questions about his plans to plead guilty. Woods was arrested in Florida on Memorial Day under suspicion of driving under the influence after police discovered him in his car stopped on the side of the road.
Tiger had pain, anxiety, and sleeping medications as well as THC in his system at the time of his arrest according to the toxicology report. Shortly after his arrest, Woods released a statement saying he did not realize the mix of medications “had affected me so strongly.” In August, he entered into a DUI first-offender program, under which the state dropped the DUI charge, which allowed him to plead guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving.
There is no jail time in the plea deal unless Woods violates probation in a major way. The deal calls for 12 months of probation, standard court fees, a $250 fine, $250 charity donation, 50 hours of community service, an online class and completion of DUI school.