Tiger Woods Expected to Enter Diversion Program After DUI Arrest

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Golf icon Tiger Woods has agreed to enter a diversion program for first time DUI offenders.

Woods entered a not guilty plea on Aug. 9, but prosecutors have agreed to drop the charge if he enters the program and pleads guilty to reckless driving.

Such a deal is typical in Palm Beach County, Florida.

According to The Associated Press, the prosecutor said, “He is not being treated any different than anyone else.”

Police found Woods’ Mercedes stopped in the road around 3 a.m. on May 29; the 41-year-old golfer was asleep at the wheel.

Woods soon apologized, blaming an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs. Tests found no alcohol in his system.

Once the top-ranked golfer in the world, Woods’ career has been hampered by injuries in recent years. He hasn’t notched a win since 2013. Woods is expected to enter the program after his next court hearing on Oct. 25.