The drunk driving death of a Florida man has led his family to point their fingers at golf professional Tiger Woods.
As the KRON4 reports, Nicholas Immesberger, 24, worked as a bartender at The Woods Jupiter restaurant and bar. The establishment is owned by Tiger himself and, according to the lawsuit, managed by his girlfriend, Erica Herman.
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On December 10, when Immesberger completed his shift at 3 p.m., he reportedly stayed at the bar to drink. At around 6.pm. that evening, he was involved in a single-car crash that took his life.
Now, his parents are suing Woods, Herman, and the restaurant company.
The civil complaint states that the 24-year-old had a blood alcohol level of .256 at the time of his death, which is three times the legal limit. A police report says that Immesberger was driving around 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, the KRON4 reports.
Further, Immesberger’s parents claim that his co-workers knew he suffered from alcoholism.
For example, they say that the employees were aware Immesberger attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Furthermore, they reportedly knew that he had another drunken crash in November, KRON4 reports.
Additionally, the suit claims Woods and Herman were drinking with Immesberger a few nights before his death despite knowing he was a “habitual drunkard.”
The suit alleges that the employees and management at The Woods are responsible because they promoted drinking by workers.
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As TMZ reports, the family is suing Woods because he “was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management … were not over serving its employees/customers.”
The family is demanding Woods, Herman, and the restaurant be held responsible for medical and funeral expenses, as well as other “appropriate damages.”
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KRON4 reports that Woods is set to play in the PGA Championship, one of golf’s major events, this week.
During a PGA press conference on the morning of May 14, Woods addressed the lawsuit, CBS News reports.
“We’re all very sad that Nick passed away. It was a terrible night, a terrible ending. And we feel bad for him and his entire family. It’s very sad.”
However, Herman has not yet spoken about the lawsuit.