One of Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf courses continues to adhere to its payment schedule for a $400,000 fine it incurred after not contesting charges in 2021 that it violated alcoholic-beverage control laws in connection with a fatal car crash.
After leaving Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck on Aug. 30, 2015, a customer drove his Mini Cooper over a curb, causing it to flip and roll, the Asbury Park Press reported. The accident killed the car’s only other passenger. Police reported that the driver’s blood alcohol content at the time was over the legal limit of .08. In January 2018, the driver pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and to undergo substance-abuse counseling.
As a result of the accident, the New Jersey attorney general’s office charged Trump’s club in 2019 with serving a person who was “actually or apparently intoxicated” and providing alcohol on the golf course beyond the scope of its liquor license. Trump’s club did not contest the charges and, in 2021, agreed to pay a $400,000 fine in annual installments of $100,000.
Three years later, the business has paid 75% of the fine, according to a spokesperson for New Jersey’s attorney general. “This licensee is up to date with payments on the consent order,” said Allison Inserro. “There is one remaining payment, due October 2024.”
Spokespeople for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.