Tiger Woods says he has received help “to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder.” (Seth Wenig/AP)
Tiger Woods has agreed to enter the first-time DUI offender Diversion Program in a plea deal reached just before his lawyer was to appear in court on his behalf.
Adrienne Ellis, a Palm Beach County assistant state attorney, told the Associated Press that the golfer will enter the diversion Program on Oct. 25.
Woods was arrested May 29 in Jupiter, Fla., after police found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz, which was pulled to the side of the road and had two flat tires and body damage.
Woods has not played golf since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after the first round in February and his fall from the top of sports, which began after a 2009 incident that led to his divorce, has been so head-spinning that he’s almost an afterthought.
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