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Tiger Woods set to plead not guilty

Tiger Woods set to plead not guilty”

At an arraignment on Wednesday, Woods's lawyer, Douglas Duncan, entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of driving under the influence, the New York Post reported.

State attorney, Dave Aronberg said in a statement that the defendant is required to plead guilty at arraignment to reckless driving. It was the first time in 19 years he was unable to attend.

"He is not being treated any different than anyone else", Ellis said. "He has signed up for a court date to enter into the diversion and we'll see on October 25 if that's going to happen", she told reporters.

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. He will also have to attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged. A leaked video showed a confused Woods heavily slurred his words.

When Woods got out of the vehicle, police said he was swaying and using his arms to balance.

The 14-time major victor failed field sobriety tests, but blew a.000 in a pair of breathalyser tests administered after he was brought in by police.

He has insisted he wasn't drunk at the time of the incident, blaming his incapacity on an unexpected reaction to prescription medication he was taking following back surgery.

He was charged with a DUI and released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m., according to booking records.

Woods told the arresting deputies he had taken Vicodin and Xanax, explaining it was for his back pain, due to a back surgery earlier this year, as well as his trouble sleeping.

Tiger Woods has been entered into a DUI first-offender program, according to Mike Edmondson, executive assistant for the 15th Judicial Circuit.

'I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. Making it quite conceivable that he developed a dependency on pain killing medication during that time.

'I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly, ' he said.

It was initially assumed by golf fans and the media that he drank too much that evening.



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