Man 56 Shots: Alcohol Binge Kills Man In France, Bar Owner Faces Charges

A man did 56 shots of alcohol, and ended up dying after quite the binge. According to NewsOXY, a 57-year-old man named Renaud consumed the shots at Le Starter, a bar in France. Evidently the man was trying to beat a previous record set by another bar-goer, but despite the dangers of drinking excessive alcohol, Renaud was reportedly "encouraged" to drink as much as he could.

"He set a new record at the bar. The previous record was 55 shots and he was encouraged to drink alcohol as much as possible."
The man's 56 shots of alcohol didn't only earn him the title of "most shots," but it cost him his life. According to NewsMax, the owner of the bar is now facing charges of manslaughter. After doing 30 shots in under one minute, the bar owner was allegedly heard telling the man that he had just a few more to go to break the record.

Instead of trying to keep this man from overdoing it, many feel as though the bar owner (presumably the bartender as well) was a big part of the problem.

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

The bar owner's attorney has responded to the case, saying that Renaud wasn't forced to drink the shots.

"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."
The man who died after doing 56 shots of alcohol was accompanied by his daughter at the bar that night. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, she watched as her dad drank "various mixtures of hard booze." Her father went into cardiac arrest after being carried home. It is unknown if he was alone at the time of his death, or if his daughter was in the house with him.

Who do you think is responsible for Renaud's death? Should the bar owner face charges?

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