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After DUI Arrest, Tiger Woods Will Do DUI Diversion Program
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13 Aug 2017 11:37 AM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Tiger Woods (Image Source: Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)

This seems like an oxymoron for sure.

After Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, back in May, he pleaded not guilty. Yet he will also admit himself to a DUI diversion program later this year.

The golfer's lawyers entered the not guilty plea for him on Wednesday, and a spokesman for the state's attorney told the Palm Beach Post that Woods had agreed to enter a DUI diversion program for first-time offenders.

Back in May, Woods was taken into custody in Jupiter and was charged with a DUI and later released on his own recognizance.

"I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved," he said in a statement after his release in May. "What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

And police reports back that up. He had no alcohol in his system at the time of his arrest, yet he had used several pain medications that included Vicodin.

Two breathalyzer tests registered .000; however, he allegedly failed the sobriety test that was given him. He could not put his finger on his nose, walk a straight line, nor stand on one leg.

Woods had been found asleep at the wheel on the side of the road. Once he was woken up, his speech was "slow, sluggish [and] very slurred."

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," he said on Twitter in June. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour."

This is what begs the questions of why he is entering a DUI diversion program when he has said he just needs to correct the amounts of the prescription drugs that he is taking.

Woods has an arraignment for a reckless driving charge scheduled for October 25.

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