One of Trump’s New Jersey golf courses is sticking to its payment schedule for a $400,000 fine it incurred after not contesting charges 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. In 2018, the driver pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to three years probation.
In relation to that case, 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 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.
Two years later, the business has paid half of the fine, according to a spokesperson for New Jersey’s attorney general. “Per the terms of the consent order, the $400,000 penalty is scheduled to be paid in annual installments of $100,000,” said Lisa Coryell in a statement. “The first two payments were due on October 15 of 2021 and 2022. Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck has complied with the terms of the settlement and made all payments thus far.”
Spokespeople for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.