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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Christofer Pena-Jimenez

Release Date: June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Christofer Pena-Jimenez, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 8, 2018.
     Pena-Jimenez, age 24, of Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 2 years probation, with 1 day jail credit. He was also ordered to maintain employment, complete a safe driver course, complete his GED, write a letter of apology to the police officer involved, and pay mandatory fines and fees.
     Pena-Jimenez pled guilty on April 16, 2018 to one (1) count of eluding, a third degree offense and reckless driving, a motor vehicle offense. 
     On July 21, 2017, Pena-Jimenez drove his motorcycle at a high rate of speed, passing other motorists over the double yellow line through a school zone, and failed to stop for law enforcement officers.   
     Pena-Jimenez was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.