Tiger Can’t Escape Diversion Programme

Tiger Woods will enter a pre-trial diversion programme for a not guilty plea to his DUI charge on May 29.

In a latest development, a Palm Beach County judge ordered a continuance of the hearing on Oct. 25. At that time, Tiger is expected to plead guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving, which is a second-degree misdemeanor and enter the diversion programme.

Tiger was not present at his Wednesday hearing and will now have to pay a US$250 fine and court costs, attend a DUI school, perform 50 hours of community service and attend a DUI workshop as part of the programme. He would also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing under the programme.