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Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods, girlfriend for drunk driving death of bartender at Woods' restaurant

Posted at 9:21 AM, May 14, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. — Tiger Woods is facing a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses the golfer and his Jupiter restaurant of overserving an employee, who later crashed his car and died.

The family of the deceased 24-year-old man, Nicholas Immesberger, has scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference Tuesday.

Immesberger’s family is also suing The Master's winner's girlfriend, Erica Herman, who is the manager of The Woods Restaurant in Jupiter.

The lawsuit claims Immesberger was over served alcohol on the afternoon of Dec. 10 which led him to become severely intoxicated. The lawsuit also claims that bartenders and servers at the restaurant "sent him out to his car" so Immesberger could drive home.

Immesberger later crashed his vehicle in Martin County on Southeast Federal Highway near Southeast Colonial Drive and died. His blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.28, more than three times the legal limit.

The lawsuit says Immesberger 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.”

Immesberger's parents are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

The news conference will be held at 10 a.m. at The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Read the full lawsuit below: