JUPITER, Fla. (WPEC) — JUPITER, Fla. (WPEC) - The attorney for the family of an alcoholic bartender claims the restaurant owned by Tiger Woods in Jupiter destroyed evidence showing the bartender drinking at the restaurant for three hours before he was killed in a crash.
"One of the most significant issues we have here is the destruction of evidence, obviously it shows that somebody knew something had gone wrong and they wanted to get rid of that evidence," said attorney Spencer Kuvin.
Tiger Woods, his girlfriend and restaurant manager Erica Herman, and the Woods Restaurant are all named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 24-year-old Nicholas Immesberger. He worked as a bartender at The Woods restaurant.
Immersberger was killed in a crash in Martin County on Dec. 10, 2018. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.28, more than three times the legal limit of .08 in Florida. The man's family claims workers at the restaurant knew of his addiction, but over-served him after his shift on the day of his crash.
"We have evidence to show that that videotape showing Nick at the bar that night after he got off at 3 p.m. drinking for three hours at the bar was destroyed shortly after the crash had occurred," said Kuvin. "We have, through our investigation, uncovered evidence to show the bar knew what happened, they knew about the crash that night, and shortly thereafter that video evidence was then destroyed and deleted off the servers they have at The Woods."
The attorney believes the videotape was destroyed as a direct result of Immersberger's death.
Immersberger's family said he wanted to be a firefighter one day.
"Wonderful son, he wasn't done," said Mary Katherine Belowsky, Nick's mother.
Tiger Woods made a comment on the case during a PGA Tour news conference in New York on Tuesday morning.
"We are all very sad that Nick passed away. We feel bad for him and his entire family," Woods said.