Judge gives final report on DWI project
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - On Friday Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Barrett Anderson will retire after 32 years of service in the Government of Guam. The former education legal counsel, attorney general, senator and judge is proud of her most recent effort to create the Driving While Under the Influence Therapeutic Court.
The project began in November 2010 and has recorded more than 347 convictions and more than 1,000 cases have been filed. The executive committee has recommended that the court be made a permanent court of record as they've seen great successes in its first year. "The universe pulled together and made defendants who committed drunk driving offenses to be accountable for their crime immediately not one year later, not six months later," her honor said.
Barrett Anderson says the DWI Court has helped get offenders into treatment immediately.