New Jersey Bar to Lose License after Patron Killed in Fatal Crash

November 17, 2008

A go-go bar that served alcohol to a man who later killed two people in an automobile accident in 2000 has failed in an attempt to save its liquor license.

A New Jersey appeals court on Friday upheld the license revocation of Cheerleaders, a bar in Brooklawn. The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control revoked the bar’s license in 2006.

The court agreed that the bar served alcohol to Humberto Herrera-Salas, who was 23 at the time of the April 15, 2000 crash, even though he was intoxicated.

Herrera-Salas eventually was ejected from the bar and drove off the wrong way on Route 130, causing a crash that killed Gloucester City couple Robert and Patricia Reed.

Herrera-Salas was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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