Ski area bar charged with overserving man in fatal collision
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana prosecutors have charged a bar at a Montana ski area with over-serving alcohol to a man who killed himself and another driver in a head-on collision.
The Bozeman Chronicle reports Grizzly Ridge Station and its owners were charged in Gallatin County District Court with misdemeanor unlawful sale of an alcoholic beverage.
The bar at Bridger Bowl Ski Area is separate from the resort.
Brett Randal Ferre was driving toward Bozeman in December when his truck left his lane on a curve and hit Deborah Jean Stratford’s truck, killing both.
The charge alleges Grizzly Ridge Station over-served alcohol to Ferre despite his slurred speech, sloppy check writing and staggering through the bar on that day.
Grizzly Ridge Station could not be reached for comment.