Police: Bayonne man arrested for kicking door off hinges after bar refused to keep serving him


A Bayonne man was arrested for kicking a door off the hinges of a local bar after the tavern refused to keep serving him alcohol, police said.

The Refinery Tavern. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Derek Booker, 37, of Bayonne, was charged with criminal mischief following a late evening incident at The Refinery Tavern, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Booker was taken into custody around 11:53 p.m. Friday from the Refinery Tavern, located at 812 Broadway. Officers responded there ti a report of loud music, officials said.

After advising the manager of the complaint, he agreed to lower the volume of the music. As the officers were leaving the establishment, they were advised by a patron that they were needed back inside of the tavern on a report of an unruly patron, authorities said.

Inside, they were advised by the manager that a patron, later identified as Booker, had become unruly after being denied any further alcoholic beverages.

As Booker exited the tavern, he kicked the front door, knocking it off of the hinges. As a result, he was placed under arrest for criminal mischief, police said.

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