Motorists convicted of drink-driving could be referred to Drug Treatment Court by judges for the first time after a ground-breaking decision by the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled that section 68 of Criminal Code, which provides for the DTC programme, embraced alcohol addiction and allowed magistrates to sentence those convicted of traffic offences to DTC.
His judgment followed a legal challenge by two residents with a history of impaired driving who sought to overturn their sentences to access rehabilitation at DTC.
Royal Gazette, September 1, 2016
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