Alcohol poisoning deaths are most likely to occur in middle-aged men.
A dangerous drinking contest proved to be deadly when a man died after taking 56 shots. In October of 2014, 56-year-old Renaud Prudhomme was determined to beat the record of shots taken at the bar when he decided to participate in the dangerous contest in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Investigations showed that the bar openly used a display board to showcase the number of shots that were taken by Prudhomme that evening. Giles Crepin, 47, the bartender that night, acknowledged that having the board on display was a mistake. He mentioned that maybe the display board encouraged and motivated Prudhomme to go too far that evening.
Prudhomme was rushed to the emergency room almost immediately after consuming the whopping 56 shots. His complications were attributed to alcohol abuse and respiratory complications, and he died the next day in the hospital.
As a result of this incident, Crepin was found guilty of manslaughter, and he has been given a four-month suspended jail sentence. He has also been banned from working in bars for a year.
His lawyer plans to appeal the sentence, and he defended his stance by saying, "We can't ask every customer who buys alcohol to present their medical certificates." The counsel for Prudhomme's daughter countered this statement by pointing out that it is illegal to continue serving alcohol to people who are in an advanced state of inebriation.
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