The parents of Nicholas Immesberger, who died in a drink driving accident last December at age 24, filed the lawsuit, saying their son had been over-served alcohol at The Woods in Jupiter, Florida, celebrity website TMZ reported on Monday.
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend have been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit after a 24-year-old employee at the golfer's flagship restaurant crashed his vehicle after being served alcohol one night while at work as a bartender.
The lawsuit names Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman as defendants because they reportedly had knowledge of Immesberger's drinking problem, The NY Daily News reports. It was revealed that Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256 which is three times the legal limit.
The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender despite knowing his condition.
Immesberger lost control of his auto around 6 p.m. that night while driving home, swerved across three lanes and went airborne before landing in a grassy area on Federal Highway in Port Salerno, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post.
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Immesberger, who was 24 when he died on December 10, was a bartender at The Woods.
His family says Woods and his girlfriend "not only were aware of his alcoholism, but that the employees, staff, and owners of the restaurant knowingly fueled his addiction by regularly over-serving him during and after his work shifts". "A awful ending and just we feel bad for him and his entire family".
Kuvin also said that he had evidence the bar destroyed surveillance video from the night of the fatal crash that showed Immesberger drinking at the bar after his shift. "It was a awful, bad night", Woods said according to TMZ. "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".
"We're all very sad that Nick passed away", Woods told the media.
The family is seeking damages of more than $15,000, according to NBC News. It also states the golfer himself "knew Immesberger personally and through information and believe (sic), Herman had discussed Immesberger and his drinking of alcohol with Tiger".