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Tiger Woods Skipping Impaired Driver Hearing, May Qualify As First-Time DUI Offender

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Tiger Woods mug Golfer Tiger Woods’ mugshot after he was arrested near his Jupiter Island home and charged with DUI (PBSO photo)

Golfer Tiger Woods has an arraignment scheduled for Wednesday for his May DUI arrest. Just one problem: Per his attorney, Woods won’t be there.

Douglas Duncan, Woods’s lawyer, announced on Tuesday that Woods planned not to attend the hearing. Although there were no further details provided, much could be inferred from the announcement, primarily that Woods would be pleading “not guilty” to the charges against him.

Any plea entered other than “not guilty” would require the golf pro to be in attendance, so Woods’s absence means that he and Duncan intend to fight the DUI charge.

It’s an interesting choice, particularly given that Woods would qualify for the first-time DUI offender program offered by Palm Beach County, which would mean just a year of monitoring and 50 hours of community service instead of a jail sentence, with the DUI charge dropped at the end of the year.

Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug. 9, 2017

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Jose Lambiet, founder, writer, producer and occasional ad sales rep for GossipExtra. A veteran journalist. Jose has worked for the Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post. And now writes a column, coincidentally called Gossip Extra, in The Miami Herald. The information and facts are those gathered by Jose.