Tiger Woods pleads not guilty to DUI charges

Tiger Woods pleads not guilty to DUI charges

Golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida in May.

Tiger woods is now expected to admit to a lesser charge of reckless driving and enter a 12-month probation programme.

Dashcam footage of his arrest was released by police in Florida after they found him asleep at the wheel.

The 41 year old entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday related to his May arrest for DUI in Florida, though he did plead guilty to a reckless driving charge. He will begin a diversion program for first-time offenders in October as part of that guilty plea that could have the charge dropped from his record.

CNN’s Jill Martin and Rosa Flores reported details of the hearing, which Woods did not attend. The golf star’s attorney in the case, Douglas Duncan, didn’t immediately comment on the situation.

The 41-year-old California native was arrested during the early morning hours of May 29 following what he described as “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” per Kristina Sgueglia and Jill Martin of CNN.

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

Culled from BBC Sport

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