The son of a Randolph NJ councilwoman was recently arrested outside of a bar in downtown Morristown NJ for allegedly violent behavior.
According to Morristown police, 23-year-old Blaise J. Veech, the son of Randolph Councilwoman Joanne Veech, was rejected when he attempted to enter Iron Bar in Morristown in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. Veech was rejected at the door due to his level of intoxication. Veech then allegedly became increasingly agitated and subsequently attempted to punch an individual on the street.
A Morristown police officer witnessed the sequence of events. He reported that Veech had a verbal sparring match with Iron Bar security personnel who were working the door.
When the police officer arrived at the scene, Veech proceeded to leave; however, he allegedly kept shoving people in his path. According to the officer, Veech clearly stated that he wanted to fight someone and attempted to punch that person three times, never managing to actually land a punch on the potential victim.
Veech was arrested by the officer and taken to Morristown police headquarters. He was issued a complaint summons for violent behavior before being released.
Violent behavior in New Jersey is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, which specifically addresses disorderly conduct. According to the statute, a person is guilty of 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 subject to a jail sentence of 90 days if he is convicted.
Veech is scheduled to appear in court on December 12.
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For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Report: Randolph Councilwoman’s Son Threw Drunken, ‘Wild Punches’ Outside Morristown Bar.”