Thanks to reader Craig for tipping me off to coverage of the ClubLink/Mulcahy case.
The case involving Tyler Mulcahy, the 20-year old who died in a car accident along with two others after drinking at the Lake Joseph Club, is going in front of an open court on Nov. 5. According to a newspaper account, the pretrial motions have been kept under wraps until this point.
As you’ll recall, ClubLink’s board of directors, including majority owner Rai Sahi, founder Bruce Simmonds and others, were all charged by police earlier this year. At the time the high-profile manner in which the charges were fashioned and the resulting media coverage seemed to be indicating the police were making an example of the case. Two former senior executives at ClubLink were also charged, but those charges were later dropped when the police realized their error. Needless to say this incident is being watched very closely by those in the golf industry.
In early January, Bracebridge OPP pressed charges against 16 officers, directors and seasonal employees associated with the Lake Joseph Club and ClubLink. Those charges include permitting drunkenness on the property and serving an intoxicated person. Charges against two of the individuals were later dropped after it was discovered they did not work for the organization at the time of the accident.
The case has gone through numerous pretrial hearings, which are closed to the public, including one last Friday in Bracebridge.
During that meeting it was determined that representatives of ClubLink will be in open court in Bracebridge on Nov. 5, where the matter will be spoken to.
The manager of food and beverage and two servers from the Lake Joseph Club will appear in front of a judge on March 12, 2010, for a status hearing.