Tiger sued over restaurant staffer's drink driving death


Tiger Woods is being sued for allegedly allowing his Jupiter restaurant to over serve alcohol to a staffer, who later died in a drunk driving accident. Immesberger was a bartender at The Woods Jupiter restaurant in Jupiter, Fla.in which Herman is the restaurant manager.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Palm Beach County by attorneys Craig Goldenfarb and Spencer Kuvin, added that the 24-year-old stayed past his shift one night in December 2018, and was then was served drinks to the point of "severe intoxication".

The lawsuit alleges that workers plied Immesberger with drinks after he finished his shift, despite knowing that he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had been involved in another alcohol-related crash the previous month, reports CNN.

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. The suit alleges that the employees and management at The Woods promoted drinking by employees.

Tiger Woods, his daughter Sam Alexis Woods, and his girlfriend Erica Herman.

Woods' restaurant is managed by Erica Herman, who is his girlfriend. His parents said he had battled alcoholism and had known the famed golfer personally.

Tiger Woods during a practice round prior to the 2019 PGA Championship in NY.

Representatives for Woods could not be immediately reached for comment on the lawsuit.

At the time of his death Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of.256, which is more than three times the legal limit of below.08 in Florida.

The suit seeks damages "in excess of $15,000" and a jury trial. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week at a White House ceremony.

A copy of a citation obtained by DailyMail.com shows Immesberger had been cited for speeding and failure to produce a drivers license on December 4, 2008, just six days before he died.