Tiger Woods will plead not guilty to driving under the influence

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Tiger Woods’ latest decision keeps his troubles in the headlines.

The former golf star will not attend his hearing on a driving under the influence charge Wednesday, meaning that under court rules that he is pleading guilty.

Had Woods plead guilty  to reckless driving, he would receive a year’s probation and enter a program for first-time DUI defendants. Woods would also  pay a $250 (C$316.82) fine, attend DUI school, perform 50 hours of community service and participate in a program that includes victims of impaired drivers. He forwent that with his decision to not plead guilty.

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Last month,  Woods said he had completed treatment at an out-of-state clinic. This was intended to treat a drug problem. When he was arrested back in May, Woods admitted  he was taking Vicodin as well as Xanax to cope with his fourth back surgery. 

The arrest came when  officers found Woods’ unconscious in his car, parked on the side of the road with damage to the driver’s side. While Woods did not have alcohol in his system, but he stumbled through field sobriety tests. 

Woods is staying in the headlines for the wrong kind of drives.

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