The directors, two bartenders and a manager of an upscale Muskoka-area golf resort where three young men spent their final hours before a fatal car crash last summer are facing 34 liquor licence-related charges.

“This is the first time, I believe that we have had something of this magnitude,” said Const. Maureen Tilson of Bracebridge OPP. “It was a horrific incident. I think the charges reflect that.”

Charges have been laid under the Liquor Licence Act by the Ontario Provincial Police against employees of the Lake Joseph Club and 13 senior executives of ClubLink, including the president and CEO, Kuldip Sahi. ClubLink Corporation, which owns Lake Joseph Club, has also been charged.

All face charges of permitting drunken behaviour on the premises and serving liquor to people who were obviously intoxicated.

Charged are Patrick Brigham, Ian Colterjohn, James Flegg, Walter Moon, Charles Lorimer, Murray Blair, Paul David Campbell, Egidio Caravaggio, Scott Davidson, Jim Molenhuis, Neil Osborne, Kuldip Sahi, Bruce Simmonds, Donald Turple, Robert Visentin and Jack Winberg.
They are scheduled to appear in a Bracebridge Court on Jan. 27.

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