A Florida man died in a drunk driving accident and his family is suing Tiger Woods for allegedly over-serving the man at Tiger’s restaurant, according to reports.
Nicholas Immesberger worked as a bartender in Woods’ restaurant, The Woods, in Jupiter, Florida, which is run by Woods’ girlfriend, Erica Herman. According to the reports, Immesberger completed his shift on December 10, 2018 and decided to remain to drink at the restaurant. He was allegedly served to the point of “severe intoxication.”
Immesberger lost control of his car around 6 p.m. that night while driving home, the car then 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. Immesberger, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time, was 24 years old and died at the scene.
According to reports, his blood alcohol level was .256 at the time of the crash, which is more than three times the legal limit.
The family is demanding they be compensated for medical and funeral expenses.
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 and was battling alcoholism. Woods, the family said, is “directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management … were not over-serving its employees/customers.”
The family’s attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment and a representative for Woods’ did not immediately respond to request for comment.