Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving in DUI case

Tiger Woods at a Florida courthouse on October 27, 2017. (via NBC News)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Latest on Tiger Woods’ DUI case (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, agrees to enter diversion program to avoid DUI charge

1:10 p.m.

Tiger Woods has arrived at a Florida courthouse to face a driving under the influence charge.

Woods is expected to plead guilty to reckless driving and agree to enter a diversion program. He arrived at the courthouse Friday in a sport utility vehicle. He was wearing sunglasses and a sport coat.

Police officers surrounded him as he walked down a hall in the courthouse.

Woods was arrested about 2 a.m. May 29 when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the roadside and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car.

A toxicology report showed Woods had prescription drugs and marijuana in his system, but no alcohol.

In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs. Other requirements include attending DUI school, performing 20 hours of community service and attending a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged.

His hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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6:45 a.m.

Superstar golfer Tiger Woods is due in court to resolve a driving under the influence case, expected to plead guilty to reckless driving and agree to enter a diversion program.

The 41-year-old Woods was scheduled to enter the plea Friday in Palm Beach County, Florida. In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine and court costs. Other requirements include attending DUI school, performing 20 hours of community service and attending a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged.

Since he was intoxicated with prescription drugs and marijuana, Woods also must undergo regular drug tests. He was arrested in May after passing out in his Mercedes on the side of a road.

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