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Tiger Woods likely to enter first-time DUI offender programme

09 August 2017, 06:02 | Melissa Porter

Lannis Waters Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Lannis Waters  Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tiger Woods will enter a diversion program later this fall. Asked where he was going at the time the officer found him, Woods said he didn't know.

Tiger Woods entered a plea of not guilty for the DUI he got over Memorial Day weekend but did not appear at his arraignment scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Woods claimed he was under the influence of a bad mix of medicine, including prescription painkillers, at the time of the DUI and no alcohol was found in his system.

The former world No. 1 golfer was not in court as his lawyer entered a not-guilty plea to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from Woods' arrest in May.

Woods was completely out of it - but insisted he wasn't drunk, it was an unexpected reaction to mixed prescription medication.

If convicted of DUI, Woods would have faced a fine of between $500 and $1,000, had his vehicle impounded for 10 days and other conditions. "The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office declined comment". He would have to plead guilty to reckless driving and receive a year's probation and other conditions.

Woods also had no expanation for why both of the driver's side wheels of his auto were flat and why there was damage to his front and back bumpers.

A blood sample taken after his arrest tested positive for painkiller Vicodin and antidepressant Xanax, but proved he had no alcohol in his system.

On June 19, he announced that he was receiving "professional help" to manage his medications, and then on July 3, he stated that he completed an "intensive program". He has not competed since February because of his back injury and is not expected to return this year. That led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs and a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children.

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