Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Shores of Erie Wine Festival Trial

Closing arguments have wrapped up in the Shores of Erie Wine Festival trial.

The festival is facing liquor licence act charges.

The charges stem from a car crash that claimed the life of 18-year-old Emily Bernauer.

Defence lawyer Patrick Ducharme told the court, SOE met all their responsibilities and did not provide Bernauer with alcohol.

He said the alcohol came from the Sobey's tent, where Bernauer was working.

Meanwhile, Crown Scott Kerwin told the court, systems in place by SOE failed and described it as a free for all.

He says the defence is blaming Renato Rota, the owner of Sobey's in Amherstburg.

Before the closing arguments, Justice Mike Hurst made an amendment in the case and changed SOE as the permit holder instead of the licensee.

The trial resumes on May 15th at 9am.

At the time, the judge, crown and defence will pick a date to hear the ruling.