Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving
Tiger Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court on Friday to reckless driving, the state attorney said, after police found the golf champion asleep in his Mercedes-Benz beside the road last May.
Tiger Woods will not serve jail time unless he commits major violations of his probation. The golf champion reached an agreement in Palm Beach County that have helped him to avoid prison. However, one of the conditions was to plead guilty to reckless driving. Woods was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz beside the road last May.
The deal requires Woods, winner of 14 major golf championships, to spend one year on probation, pay a $250 fine, perform 50 hours' community service, and complete 'DUI (driving under the influence) school', among other conditions, Dave Aronberg, the state attorney for Palm Beach County, told AFP. 'He was calm' while entering the plea, Aronberg said.
Woods told officers he was taking some medicines to deal with pain
Woods, 41, had five drugs in his system, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, when he was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida, according to a toxicology report police released at the time. They arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The toxicology report also showed the presence of the powerful painkiller hydromorphone; anxiety drug alprazolam (also known as Xanax); sleep drug zolpidem (also known as Ambien) and THC, which is a chemical component of marijuana. Woods told officers he was taking Vicodin and Xanax to deal with pain from April back surgery.
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