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Man's 56 Shots of Alcohol Fatal; Bar Owner Faces Manslaughter

By    |   Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:59 PM

A French man by the name of Renaud died after downing 56 shots alcohol in October, and now the bar owner that served him is on trial for "manslaughter by willful neglect."

According to The Local (France), Renaud, 57, was being cheered on by friends and family as he tried to break the bar record at Le Starter, located in the central French town of Clermont-Ferrand.

Renaud apparently drank 30 shots and shooters in under a minute. Renaud's daughter reported that the unnamed bar owner whispered that he had "only 12 to go" to break the record, which Renaud soon imbibed. Later that night he was carried home, suffered cardiac arrest, and died.

"The owner served the father of my client when he was not in a fit state to understand what he was doing," said the daughter's lawyer, Antoine Portal.

"It is not known whether he would still be alive if he had not drunk the last 12 shots, but by downing those last shots, he was left with no chance. It was a case of inciting someone to consume. That's an extremely serious mistake for a bar owner."

The defendant's lawyer, Renaud Portejoie, will fight the manslaughter charge in court starting Monday.

The Telegraph (UK) reported that he's previously said that "no one forced the client to take on the challenge."

"When you are the owner of a bar and an order has been placed, you cannot always check who is drinking what. We cannot stand behind every customer. The customers are responsible for themselves as are their families and friends."

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