Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver's death

Carrie Guzman
May 18, 2019

They "not only ignored Immesberger's disease, they fueled it by over-serving him alcohol to the point of severe intoxication and then sending him out to his auto", the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit also alleges that Woods and Herman "fueled" Immesberger's alcoholism, claiming that Woods and Herman "personally knew Immesberger, specifically recruited him to work at The Woods, and was well aware of Immesberger's habitual abuse of alcohol".

Woods owns the restaurant and Ms Herman is the manager. The family also claimed that Woods and Herman were drinking with Immesberger just days before the fatal crash and "reasonably should have known" he was a "habitual drunkard".

Woods, 43, called Immesberger's death a "terrible ending" during a press conference Tuesday in Farmingdale, N.Y., where he is competing in this weekend's PGA Championship - his first tournament since winning his fifth Masters in April.

A police report showed that Immesberger's blood alcohol limit was.256, more than three times the legal limit, at the time of his death. He was allegedly permitted to drive home following three hours of drinking at The Woods after his shift at the restaurant concluded. 'It was a bad, awful night, a bad ending'.

Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died on December 10, 2018 near the community of Port Salerno - about 20 miles from The Woods Jupiter restaurant and bar, reports CNN.

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Woods and Herman returned home from a trip to Australia the night of December 7.

Immesberger's parents sued Woods directly claiming he "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management. were not over serving its employees/customers", according to the report.

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Kuvin alleged that Immesberger had been over-served at the restaurant and crashed his vehicle then as well.

Now, his parents are seeking "in excess of" $15,000 in damages due to the alleged emotional and financial harm caused by the death of their son, according to USA Today.

"Just like he ignored his own problem for years, he and his girlfriend chose to ignore this problem that his own employee had", attorney Spencer Kulvin said of Woods and Herman. He spoke about Immesberger on Tuesday morning during his pre-PGA Championship news conference.

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