Kitchener pub owners and staff charged in connection to fatal collision in January

Waterloo Regional Police Service cruisers behind the Kitchener station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Two owners and a staff member of a Kitchener pub have been charged under the Liquor Licence Act in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision in Kitchener in January.

On January 11, police say a grey GMC Yukon hit the LCBO store in the Alpine Plaza on Ottawa Street with force hard enough to cause structural damage to the building.

The driver, a 40-year-old Kitchener man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

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Police say that their investigation shows that that alcohol and marijuana consumption played a role in the collision and the man had left a pub before the incident occurred.

They say that two of the owners and an employee of Chicago Pub and Billiards are facing charges under the Liquor Licence Act.

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Police say the employee was charged with serve intoxicated person.

They say that GEOPAP Restaurants Inc., operating as Chicago Pub and Billiards, and the two owners were all charged with:

  • Promote Immoderate Consumption
  • Fail to Deter Disorderly Conduct
  • Permit Liquor to be Sold to Intoxicated person
  • Permit Drunkenness
  • Fail to Maintain Control Over Premise Server

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