PALM BEACH GARDENS — Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless-driving charges in a Palm Beach County court here earlier today in Palm Beach Gardens.
However, the charge against the 41-year-old golfer will be dropped if he completes a diversion program he was allowed into by the office of the Palm Beach County State Attorney.
As part of the plea deal, Woods’ DUI charge will be dropped after he successfully completes DUI education and 50 hours of community service. He will also pay a $250 fine. He is on one year’s probation.
Woods’ court appearance this afternoon came just two days after he was spotted in Los Angeles taking in World Series Game 2 with rumored girlfriend Erica Herman, the manager of his Jupiter restaurant.
Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes early May 29 near his mansion in Jupiter Island. He failed several sobriety tests and was slurring his words. His interactions with police were caught on video.
A breathalyzer showed that he had no alcohol in his system. He told the police that he was taking several prescription medications as a result of his April back surgery.
He pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge in August but was allowed to change his plea.