Tiger Woods avoids jail after pleading guilty to reckless driving

  • US golfer agrees to enter diversion programme to escape DUI charge
  • Woods warned he could go to prison if he violates his probation

Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion programme on Friday, five months after he was found passed out in his Mercedes with prescription drugs and marijuana in his system.

Woods, 41, spoke only briefly during a hearing at a Palm Beach County courthouse, answering questions from a judge about his plea agreement. Prosecutors dropped his driving under the influence charge, and the judge warned him to stay out of trouble.

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