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Tiger Woods sentenced to a year probation, drug treatment

  • Woods will be required to take a diversion program, pay a $250 fine and court costs, perform 20 hours of community service, and attend DUI school
  •  14-time major winner was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, and improper stopping
  • Toxicology reporters released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office showed Woods had several pain killers, anxiety calmer Xanax, a sleeping pill, and the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, in his system at the time of his arrest

Woods was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida on charges of DUI, reckless driving, and improper stopping

Professional golf star Tiger Woods was sentenced to 12 months of probation on Friday after previously pleading guilty to reckless driving in connection to arrest on May 29, when Florida polices found him unconscious behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz.

Woods will be required to take a diversion program, pay a $250 fine and court costs, perform 20 hours of community service, attend DUI school, and attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers discuss how their lives were damaged by the crime. 

He will also be asked to take regular drug tests. 

Woods was arrested on May 29 in Jupiter, Florida on charges of DUI, reckless driving, and improper stopping. Toxicology reporters released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office showed Woods had several pain killers, anxiety calmer Xanax, a sleeping pill, and the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, in his system.

Palm Beach County’s First Time Offender pre-trial program allows DUI charges to be vacated with a guilty plea to misdemeanour reckless driving, according to FelonyFlorida.com. 

Deputy State Attorney Richard Clausi, who oversees the county’s misdemeanor prosecutions, said that less than 1 percent of the program’s participants have reoffended. He said the key has been getting offenders to take responsibility for their actions without requiring a trial and making sure they complete the program. 

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