Warren County business owner charged with violating non-essential business order
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Washington Township business owner was charged Thursday for allegedly violating Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order 107 that non-essential retail and entertainment centers to close, acting Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said.
The Washington Township Police Department charged David Merring, 62, the owner of Rock and Roll Billiards located at 432 Route 31, with obstruction of the administration of law which is a disorderly persons offense, Pfeiffer said.
Merring was released pending a future court date.
A disorderly person offense carries a potential penalty of fines, probation, or up to 180 days in county jail.