Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

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Tiger Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion programme to settle a charge of driving under the influence.

The terms of the agreement require Tiger Woods to spend a year on probation and undergo regular drugs tests, according to the Associated Press.

In May the star golfer was found passed out in his car in Jupiter, Florida early in the morning and was subsequently arrested.

A police report said officers awoke the slumbering Tiger Woods and found him to be “confused” and exhibiting “extremely slow and slurred speech”. At the time Woods was recovering from surgery.

A subsequent toxicology report found that Woods had marijuana and prescription drugs – but not alcohol – in his system. At the time, Woods said he was using medications to cope with back pain and insomnia.

“I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance,” Woods said in an August statement. “I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress.”

After a meteoric start to his golfing career that made Woods one of the world’s wealthiest and best-known athletes, he has struggled in recent years as injuries have kept him off the green.

He has also dealt with personal issues, divorcing his wife after admitting he had been unfaithful.

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