AG’s Office puts a stop to case backlog
by Nick Delgado
Guam - Attorney General Leonardo Rapadas says his office has been successful in putting a stop to the backlog of DUI cases. Because of the specialized court and the Guam Police Department's Pro-Confinement Policy, Rapadas says hundreds of DUI cases are no longer falling through the cracks.
"It was something that existing for the longest time and even when I was an assistant way back handling these cases, we've always had a backlog that's just the nature of the business, about 600 to 700, now the backlog no longer exists," he said.
Rapadas says new cases are immediately charged and are no longer left piled on a desk gathering dust. The AG commends the court and the Office of Highway Safety and GPD in holding those responsible for driving under the influence accountable.