Former Monmouth County Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Refusing DWI Test

EAST WINDSOR – Ex-prosecutor, Luis A. Valentin, pleaded guilty to refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test in East Windsor after he was stopped in March last year.

According to the report, Valentin’s license was suspended for seven months, and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle for six months.

50-year-old Valentin, who was a Monmouth County prosecutor and a Manalapan resident, also faced other charges including careless driving, reckless driving and failing to maintain a lane. However, those charges were dismissed, but he paid $306 in fines.

Valentin was appointed in 2005 by then-Gov. Richard Codey. He was the first Hispanic county prosecutor in New Jersey. However in 2010, Gov. Chris Christie chose not to re-appoint Valentin when his five-year term expired.

Previously, Valentin worked with Christie at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. He served as chief of the violent crimes unit there. Valentin also worked as an assistant prosecutor in Hudson County.

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