Tiger Woods Sued Over Death Of Drunk Driver Who Worked At Golfer’s Restaurant

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The dad and mom of a person who died whereas driving drunk in Florida are suing champion golfer Tiger Woods, arguing that his restaurant overserved their son after which let him drive away whereas intoxicated.

The wrongful loss of life lawsuit was filed Monday in Palm Seaside County court docket towards Woods, his girlfriend Erica Herman and the company that runs The Woods, the golfer’s Jupiter, Florida, restaurant. Herman is normal supervisor of The Woods, the Related Press reported. 

The lawsuit contends that 24-year-old Nicholas F. Immesberger, who labored at The Woods as a bartender, was served an extreme quantity of alcohol on the restaurant after his shift ended on Dec. 10 final 12 months.

Immesberger’s dad and mom additional declare that Herman knew their son was an alcoholic and nonetheless employed him as a bartender.

After he completed his shift at The Woods that day, employees members allegedly allowed him to maintain consuming within the restaurant for 3 hours, based on the lawsuit. He later misplaced management of his automotive on a Florida freeway and died within the ensuing crash. His blood alcohol stage was 0.28, which is greater than 3 times Florida’s authorized restrict.

The lawsuit blames the restaurant’s employees ― and seeks to carry its managers and house owners accountable ― for overserving Immesberger earlier than the crash.

Based on the lawsuit, a buddy of Immesberger’s had advised staff at The Woods to cease serving him alcohol. The lawsuit additionally claims that restaurant staff had been conscious that Immesberger had crashed one other car a month earlier.

Throughout a Tuesday press convention, the Immesberger household’s lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, claimed that video proof displaying Immesberger consuming for 3 hours on the bar after he obtained off work at three p.m. had been destroyed.

“We now have, by way of our investigation, uncovered proof to indicate the bar knew what occurred, they knew in regards to the crash that evening, and shortly thereafter that video proof was then destroyed and deleted off the servers they’ve at The Woods,” Kuvin stated, based on WPEC CBS 12.

Neither Woods nor Herman was on the bar on the night of Immesberger’s loss of life, based on the Los Angeles Occasions. 

Woods commented on Immesberger’s loss of life on Tuesday whereas on the PGA Championship in Bethpage, New York.

“We’re all very unhappy that Nick handed away,” Woods advised reporters, based on CBS Information. “It was a horrible evening, a horrible ending. And we really feel dangerous for him and his whole household. It’s very unhappy.”

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