Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver’s death

Tiger Woods, Erica Herman Wrongful Death Lawsuit: How Rich Is The Golfer?

Tiger Woods, Erica Herman Wrongful Death Lawsuit: How Rich Is The Golfer?

They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

The lawyers for the family of Nicholas Immesberger have alleged that The Woods Jupiter has destroyed video evidence of the employee drinking at the bar for three hours - to the point of severe intoxication - prior to his fatal crash in December.

Tiger Woods, his girlfriend, and his restaurant have been named in a wrongful death suit, following the death of a bartender who worked at the 15-time major champion's restaurant in Florida.

Per reports from USA media the lawsuit, which was brought forward by the Immesberger family, contends that employees of The Woods were aware that the bartender was a "habitual drunkard" and that friends had asked employees to not serve Immesberger alcohol.

According to the lawsuit, "The employees and management at The Woods had direct knowledge that Immesberger had a habitual problem with alcohol", and knew that he attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to try treating his disease.

Woods, 43, called Immesberger's death a "terrible ending" during a press conference Tuesday in Farmingdale, N.Y., where he is competing in this weekend's PGA Championship - his first tournament since winning his fifth Masters in April.

"One of the most significant issues we have here is the destruction of evidence", said Spencer Kuvin, an attorney for the Immesberger family.

The family's civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, more than three times the legal limit.

The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender irrespective of involving that he used to be an alcoholic.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week at a White House ceremony.

Kuvin alleged that Immesberger had been over-served at the restaurant and crashed his auto then as well. The complaint also alleges that his coworkers and bosses were aware that just one month prior to his death, Immesberger crashed a auto after being served too much alcohol at work.

Immesberger was said to be traveling "at a high rate of speed" on Federal Highway when he lost control of his 1999 Corvette and swerved across three lanes before going airborne and overturning in Port Salerno, the Florida Highway Patrol said, according to the Palm Beach Post. They are now seeking unspecified monetary damages. He spoke about Immesberger on Tuesday morning during his pre-PGA Championship news conference.

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