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Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver’s death

Tiger Woods spoke to the media during a press conference prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Bethpage, New York.
Tiger Woods spoke to the media during a press conference prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Bethpage, New York.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/Getty Images

The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas F. Immesberger was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 car crash.

Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns. The golfer’s girlfriend, Erica Herman, is general manager.

The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender despite knowing he was an alcoholic. And it says the restaurant’s employees, managers and owners allowed the 24-year-old man to be over-served even though they knew he was an alcoholic.

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Woods’ agent hasn’t responded to an e-mail seeking comment. ASSOCIATED PRESS