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Tiger sued over restaurant staffer's drink driving death

Tiger sued over restaurant staffer's drink driving death”

The civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, three times the legal limit.

A lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports alleges that Woods contributed to the death of Nicholas Immesberger, 24, who is said to have been over-served following a shift at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter to the point of "severe intoxication" before fatally crashing his vehicle while attempting to drive himself home on December 10.

In the lawsuit, the family claimed that Woods, his girlfriend and his restaurant company should have prevented the man from drinking too much and driving to his death.

Immesberger, who was 24 when he died on December 10, was a bartender at The Woods.

The lawsuit was filed in Palm Beach County, Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol said at the time that Immesberger's accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. along a stretch of US 1 nearly 16 miles north of The Woods. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Representatives for Tiger Woods did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Immesberger's family filed the lawsuit, alleging "Woods, Herman and other employees were aware that Immesberger had a drinking problem but regularly overserved him during and after his work shifts".

Woods is now preparing to compete in the PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black, in his four PGA Tour appearance following his historic comeback win at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in April.

The lawsuit claimed, "Tiger knew, or reasonably should have known, that Immesberger was habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages, and/or was a habitual drunkard". "Despite this, the employees and management at The Woods continued to serve Immesberger alcohol while he was working as well as after work, while he sat at the bar".

Woods is playing in the PGA Championship, one of golf's major events, this week and is scheduled to be part of a tournament news conference. The 43-year-old will be seeking to earn a second straight major title following his win last month at the Masters, which was his first major victory since 2008. Attorneys representing the parents announced a news conference to be held Tuesday at the attorneys' offices in West Palm Beach, Fla.



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