Tiger Woods is being sued after a bartender in his restaurant, who struggled with alcoholism, died in a drunk driving accident after he was allegedly over-served.
Nicholas Immesberger, 24, worked as a bartender in Woods’ restaurant, The Woods, in Jupiter, Florida, which is run by Woods’ girlfriend, Erica Herman.
According to reports, Nicholas finished his shift on December 10, 2018, but stayed after to drink at the restaurant. He was allegedly served to the point of “severe intoxication”. While driving home, Nicholas lost control of his car around 6 p.m., 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. He died at the scene.
Nicholas’ blood alcohol level was .256 at the time of the crash, more than three times the legal limit, according to TMZ.
Tiger Woods and his girlfriend are now being sued by the family of Nicholas.
The man’s family filed the lawsuit in Palm Beach County, Florida, and claims that both Woods and Herman “reasonably should have known” that their son had a “habitual problem” with alcohol. The family said Tiger Woods is “directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management were not over-serving its employees/customers.”