Mahwah Bar Could Have Liquor License Suspended After Underage Drinking Arrest
One Mahwah teen was arrested after allegedly assaulting a detective at the Mason Jar.
The Mason Jar’s liquor license could be suspended after one person was arrested and three others were cited there last weekend on charges related to underage drinking, a release from the attorney general’s office said.
According to the release, one Mahwah teen was arrested early Friday morning on underage drinking and aggravated assault charges. Victoria Gorham, 19, allegedly kicked and punched Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Detective Tammy Siano during a countywide enforcement sweep, the release said. Siano did not require immediate medical attention, but did suffer bruising on her legs, authorities said.
Another Mahwah teen, Michael Hauk, 19, was cited on underage drinking charges after detectives “observed [the two] being served by bartenders without being asked for identification,” the release said.
Two bartenders - Kenneth Piece, 50, of Suffern, New York, and Aubrielle Guimarra, 20, of Hewitt – were issued tickets for selling alcohol to underage drinkers, the release said.
The summonses could cost the two bartenders up to $500 each, and could cost the Mason Jar a lot more.
“The liquor licenses of establishments involved in last week’s enforcement efforts will be reviewed by ABC for possible administrative charges,” the release said. “Those charges could result in the suspension of the bar’s alcoholic beverage license.”
The ABC division is a statewide agency that patrols bars and other establishments throughout Bergen County and works to enforce Alcoholic Beverage Control laws.
Mason Jar owners were not at the restaurant Thursday morning and could not be reached for comment.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the number of people arrested. Michael Hauk was cited for underage drinking, but was not arrested.