Morristown NJ police recently arrested the son of a Randolph NJ councilwoman for allegedly starting a fight outside of a bar in downtown Morristown.
Morristown police said that 23-year-old Blaise J. Veech, the son of Randolph NJ Councilwoman Joanne Veech, was denied entry into Iron Bar in Morristown in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. Apparently, Veech was rejected at the door because he was highly intoxicated. Veech then allegedly became upset and tried to punch an individual on the street.
A Morristown police officer was at the scene when the sequence of events allegedly unfolded. According to the officer’s report, Veech had a verbal dispute with Iron Bar security personnel who were working the door and who denied his entry into the bar. When Veech saw the officer, he proceeded to leave.
The officer said that Veech, on his way out, clearly stated that he wanted to fight someone and attempted to punch that person three times.
Veech was arrested by the officer and taken to Morristown police headquarters, where he was issued a complaint summons for violent behavior.
In New Jersey, this kind of violent behavior is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, which specifically addresses disorderly conduct. The statute stipulates that a person commits disorderly conduct if he engages in fighting or threatening behavior. Disorderly conduct is classified as a petty disorderly persons offense, which means that Veech could be sentenced to as many as 90 days in the county jail if he is convicted.
Veech is scheduled to appear in municipal court on December 12.
To learn more about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Report: Randolph Councilwoman’s Son Threw Drunken, ‘Wild Punches’ Outside Morristown Bar.”