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Inside Tiger Woods' Plan To Have DUI Charge Dropped

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Source: BACKGRID

Aug. 9 2017, Published 2:50 p.m. ET

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Golf pro Tiger Woods is understandably not trying to have a DUI charge on his record, after getting arrested in Jupiter, Florida in May. In order to have the charge dropped down to a reckless driving count, he is expected to agree to attending a first-time offenders program.

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This week, his lawyer entered a not-guilty plea to the DUI charge, and while Tiger was not in court, he will attend for the lesser charge of reckless driving.

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Once he completes a 12-month probation program in Florida, which includes community service, DUI school, and a substance abuse evaluation, the conviction will be dropped.

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As previously reported, the pro golfer had to be awoken by cops who spotted him in his 2015 black Mercedes-Benz. The car was still running and the right blinker was flashing.

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In a statement he released, Tiger denied drinking and said the situation was due to “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

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“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.” He apologized “with all my heart” to “my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he added.

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