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PGA president charged with drunk driving in California

An accident has led to one man being charged with a misdemeanor DUI charge. The individual veered off of a road in California and struck a sign, leading authorities to investigate. It was later found that the man charged with drunk driving was the president of the Professional Golfers Association

The man was driving on Highway 111 late at night when his vehicle left the road and struck a sign. Although the man was not injured, police responding to the scene stated that the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Since the nature of his injuries were not known, he was initially taken to a hospital and then later booked in the local jail. The man will face a late summer court date. 

The PGA has issued a statement, saying that they support the individual in his efforts to recover from the incident. It is said that the man will seek counseling, and he will face other consequences as well. The PGA president has expressed remorse over his actions and has accepted responsibility. He is in the final year of his two-year term as president of the golf association. 

Drunk driving is a serious crime due to the potential safety consequences, but any person can potentially make a mistake. Accepting responsibility for one's actions and seeking help will likely prevent the issue from occurring again. In California, an individual charged with drunk driving may wish to take steps to have criminal charges reduced or eliminated while he or she seeks treatment for the issue that caused the incident. An experienced criminal defense attorney can potentially help in building a strong defense against the charges. 

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