- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Jersey shore bar will have its liquor license suspended for 30 days for over-serving an intoxicated patron who died in a motor vehicle crash.

Under a settlement with the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control, Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach will not be allowed to serve alcohol from Sept. 28 to Oct. 28 and must pay a $500,000 fine.

The bar’s staff will be required to undergo training in safe service of alcohol for as long as the current owners hold an interest in the liquor license.

Martell’s had pleaded “no contest” to a charge of serving alcohol to an intoxicated person.

Police said 26-year-old Ashley Cheico of Wood-Ridge drove away from Martell’s in 2013 and struck another vehicle in Old Bridge, killing herself and injuring the other driver.

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