New Jersey May Pull Liquor License From Trump Golf Course
Donald Trump’s Trump Organization owns and operates a number of different types of businesses. One of the business types Trump is especially proud of are his golf courses, which he often mentions. The President’s organization runs 3 separate golf courses in the state of New Jersey.
One of these courses, in Colts Neck, New Jersey, was the site of a fatal accident in 2015. The State of New Jersey, who charges that the course overserved the car’s driver is threatening to revoke the club’s liquor license.
A golfer at the course, Brian Halder was playing golf with his father in 2015. Upon leaving the course, he flipped his car over and his father Gary, who was a passenger, was killed. Halder’s blood alcohol level was measured to be above the legal limit.
The State of New Jersey proposeThisd the punishment in an October 21st letter. The standard punishment fora violation like this is a revocation of 25 days. The letter notes, “in this case, the [state] will seek revocation of the license based upon the total circumstances.”
The club has also been accused of violating its license by, “by allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages other than beer on its golf course beverage carts.”
While this incident occurred at Trump’s Colt Neck club, it could also affect his other New Jersey courses as well. Under New Jersey law, if the Colts Neck license is revoked the other two licenses would have to be revoked for two years.
The Trump Organization has 30 days to respond to the letter.