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New Jersey is trying to revoke the liquor license for a Trump golf club after a man killed his father in a 2015 car crash

New Jersey prosecutors wants to revoke a liquor license for one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs in the wake of a fatal 2015 car crash, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

In a letter addressed to the Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck and dated October 21, the New Jersey Attorney General's office says the club served alcohol to a man who was "actually or apparently intoxicated" and wrongly sold alcoholic drinks other than beer on the golf course through a cart service.

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The documents say that the golf club's alleged offenses would normally trigger a 25-day suspension of its liquor license.

"Due to the aggravating circumstances in this case, the Division will seek revocation of the license based upon the total circumstance," Andrew Sapolnick, New Jersey's deputy attorney general, writes in one letter.

The documents said the golf club has 30 days to contest the move. If New Jersey does revoke the license, the Trump organization could challenge the decision in court, according to The New York Times.

If one license gets revoked, all of Trump's New Jersey liquor licenses must be surrendered

The 2015 incident in question involved a man named Andrew Halder, who drove out of the golf club and soon flipped his car on a highway ramp, sending his father, Gary Halder, flying out of the passenger seat. Gary Halder later died of his injuries in hospital, reported.

Court records show that Andrew Halder pleaded guilty last year to vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

A sign is seen at an entrance to the Trump National Golf Club August 9, 2018 in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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The Washington Post reported that revoking the Colts Neck golf club's liquor license could have far-reaching effects.

For one, New Jersey law dictates that businesses with one liquor license revoked must also surrender any other liquor licenses for two years.

Trump owns three private New Jersey golf clubs in total: the Colts Neck location, a club in Pine Hill, and his Bedminster property that he frequently visits.

The Colts Neck golf club had already seen its revenue decline by roughly 5% in 2018, bringing in $6.76 million in revenue, according to The Post.