Golf great Tiger Woods plead "not guilty" today to a DUI charge stemming from an arrest on May 29, 2017 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Fla. As part of a deal that is expected to keep him out of jail and placed instead in a DUI special program.
Woods did not attend the short Palm Beach County court hearing, but Chief Assistant State Attorney Adrienne Ellis outlined the terms of a plea deal that the links legend is expected to accept on Oct. 25, 2017.
Under the deal — which is still subject to a judge’s approval — Woods, 41, who plead not guilty to the May DUI charge, would plead guilty to a lesser charge of reckless endangerment. In turn, he will receive a year of probation and be sentenced to 50 hours of community service. He must also submit to random drug tests, attend DUI school and pay a $250 fine.
Cops say they found the golf star passed out behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver's side. “Woods was extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech,” Officer Fandry wrote.
Both driver’s side tires were flat and there was damage to the car’s front bumper, according to the report, obtained by the Golf Channel. Woods told Fandry he thought he was in California. “I asked him if he knew where he was and he said he had no idea,”
Police charged him with DUI.