A French Barman Convicted For Manslaughter after he allowed a customer to drink 56 shots during a drinking contest.
Barman Giles Crepin (47) admitted that he had encouraged 56 year old Renaud Prudhomme to try and break the bars shots record. The man’s friends and family cheered him on while he chugged 56 shots and the French Barman Convicted For Manslaughter allegedly told him “only 12 more to go”.
Renaud Prudhomme had consumed 14 drinks when he noticed a sign that announced a record, held by someone who downed 55 shots, so he chose to beat it, and in one minute he downed 30 shots of alcohol. Eventually he did beat the record by swallowing a total o 56 shots.
He already suffered from alcohol abuse and respiratory complications that was unknown to the bartender. After downing the shots, he was rushed to hospital and died a couple of hours later.
The French Barman Convicted For Manslaughter has received a suspended jail sentence for encouraging the victim to try the challenge and letting him down the shots. He was given a four month suspended sentence by a local court this week and banned from working in a bar for a year.
“It’s a decision guided by emotion and the unconscious desire to set an example”, said Renaud Portejoie Mr. Crepin’s lawyer, who had called for the case to be thrown out.
Portejoie said his client bore no responsibility and that it was the man’s daughter who had pushed him to break the record. In addition he cited existing respiratory and alcohol abuse problems.
Antoine Portal, a lawyer for Prudhomme’s daughter, said his client was not at the bar at the time of the competition and that she approved of the year – long ban on Crepin’s future work as a bartender.
An autopsy found Prudhomme’s death came “following a bronchial inhalation alcoholic coma”.
Excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects such as alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis of the liver. Long term misuse can lead to heart disease, stroke, liver disease and liver cancer.
Men should not regularly drink more then 3-4 units of alcohol a day, and women should not regularly drink more the 2-3 units a day.
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