Tiger Woods Faces Lawsuit For Wrongful Death After Drunk Restaurant Employee Dies In Crash

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Tiger Woods certainly intended to stay focused on the upcoming PGA Championship, which starts at Bethpage Black on Long Island on Thursday. Instead, the 2019 ​Masters champ has a problem on his hands.

The parents of a bartender employed by his restaurant in Jupiter, Fla. who lost his life while under influence in a car accident are suing him for wrongful death.

According to CNN, Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman, the owner and general manager of the golfer’s Jupiter flagship restaurant “The Woods” in Florida, were named in an unjust death lawsuit.

CNN reports that the lawsuit tells its 24-year-old bartender Nicholas Immesberger that the Woods staff had over-served alcohol after his shift ended at 3 p.m. on December 10.

Immesberger then stumbled into his Corvette, crashed on his way home, and died around 6 p.m.

His blood alcohol level at the time of death was.256, the lawsuit says, exceeding the legal limit of.08 by more than three times.

The lawsuit was brought by the family of Immesberger, according to USA Today. It is said that employees at The Woods knew the bartender had alcohol problems, and “was a usual drunkard.” The lawsuit reads: “The employees and management at The Woods knew directly that Immesberger had a usual alcohol problem.

The lawsuit was brought by the family of Immesberger, according to USA Today. It is said that employees at The Woods knew the bartender had alcohol problems, and “was a usual drunkard.” The lawsuit reads: “The employees and management at The Woods knew directly that Immesberger had a usual alcohol problem.

After winning the Masters, Woods, 43, recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The lawsuit was filed days before Woods is expected to play in the PGA Championship, one of the year’s PGA Tour’s four major golf tournaments. Woods, a fifteen-time winner of major touring events, recently won the Masters tournament and is three shy of the all-time record for major touring wins held by Jack Nicklaus from North Palm Beach.

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