A French bar owner was charged with manslaughter after a man who consumed 56 shots over the course of one night at his establishment later passed away at his home. 

The Local reports that, last October, a man known only as "Renaud" drank the unfathomable number of shots at Clermont-Ferrand bar Le Starter. According to the Local, the 57-year-old drank that much because he was trying to break the former record for shots consumed in one sitting at the bar: 

That exploit saw him drink 30 shooters in just one minute, which are either straight shots or can be made up of different spirits with mixers. With each shooter including between 20ml and 40ml of hard alcohol it meant the father drank more than a litre of spirits.

After being carried home by his daughter and friends the man later went into cardiac arrest. He was rushed to hospital but died the next day.

The owner of the bar was subsequently charged with manslaughter by willful neglect. The Local reports that his attorney contends that he advised the man to stop drinking:  

However this has been denied by the man’s lawyer who said he actually told the man he should stop his quest to break the record.

Lawyer Renaud Portejoie has acknowledged that the board behind the bar making clients aware of the existing record for shooters was a mistake, but said no one forced the client to take on the challenge.

[via The Local]