Tiger Woods will plead guilty to reckless driving and enter a diversion program in October, a Florida prosecutor said Wednesday.
The 41-year-old golfer's attorney, Douglas Duncan, also entered a not guilty plea for Woods on a charge of driving under the influence at the hearing at Palm Beach County courthouse. That charge would be dropped if Woods meets the terms of the diversion program for first-time DUI offenders.
"He is not being treated any different than anyone else," prosecutor Adrienne Ellis said.
Woods was arrested around 2 a.m. on May 29 when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Fla. The car was awkwardly parked on the side of the road and the driver's side of the vehicle was damaged.
Woods was unable to tell officers where he was and he stumbled and had balance issues while taking the field sobriety test. Woods told officers he was taking the painkiller Vicodin and the anxiety medicine Xanax to deal with pain from April back surgery.
Woods didn't attend Wednesday's hearing. Duncan declined comment as he left the premises.
The diversion program plan would call for Woods to spend one year on probation, pay a $250 fine plus court costs, attend a DUI course, perform 50 hours of community service and attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged or affected.
As per the DUI charge, Woods would have faced up to six months in jail if convicted but more likely would have received probation.
Woods has 79 career PGA Tour victories but isn't currently playing due to his latest back surgery -- his fourth overall. He won 14 majors but the last one was way back in 2008 when he won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines by outlasting Rocco Mediate in a memorable 19-hole playoff.