UPDATE on Tiger Woods’ Palm Beach County DUI case

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UPDATE – Tiger Woods’ was arrested by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office last May for suspicion for DUI.

The recently released toxicology report is being reported by CNN as follows:

  • THC, the active ingredient in marijuana
  • The painkillers hydrocodone and hydromorphone, known by their brand names Vicodin and Dilaudid
  • The sleep drug zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien
  • The anti-anxiety medication alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax)

Taking alprazolam with hydrocodone and hydromorphone is known to have serious side effects, including dizziness, extreme sleepiness and slowed or difficult breathing, CNN reported.

According to ESPN, tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving last week and entered a diversion program. If he completes the program, Woods could ask a judge to remove the reckless driving conviction from his record.

Here is our previous story:

Tiger Woods’ attorney is expected to go before a Palm Beach County judge today and enter a not guilty plea on behalf of his client regarding the May 29 DUI charge by Jupiter police.

Rendering a not guilty plea would mean that the case would be scheduled to go to trial over whether or not Woods was illegally impaired by means of prescription drugs. A DUI charge is the same for alcohol and drug-related impairment.

Woods could benefit from a first-time offenders plea deal, which could lower his DUI offense to reckless driving. In such case, a punishment agreement would be reached, most likely before a trial would begin.

Tiger Woods, 41, was discovered apparently sleeping behind the wheel of his idling car by Jupiter police. The car was damaged on both bumpers and other ares and had two flat tires. Woods was sitting in his 2015 Mercedes-Benz at 4:22 a.m. in the 2900 block of Military Trail. Records state he was unaware of his location; police reports show he thought he was golfing in California.

Woods could not pass a field sobriety test.

A breathalyzer test was negative for alcohol, registering 0.0.

Woods, a Hobe Sound resident, was seen stumbling and slurring words on the police dash cam. He later told police he was taking Vicodin in connection with a recent back surgery and the anti-anxiety medication Xanex.

After his arrest, Woods released this statement,  “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly … I expect more from myself.” He further clarified that alcohol was not involved in the incident.

The highly recognizable athlete revealed that, following the incident, he voluntarily completed an private out-of-state treatment program related to pain medications. He additionally stated he would “continue to tackle this going forward.”

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Tiger Woods DUI case back in Palm Beach County Court
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Tiger Woods DUI case back in Palm Beach County Court
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UPDATE on Tiger Woods' Palm Beach County, Florida DUI charge. Newly released Toxicology Report.
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