DWI program offers way out of addiction

Victoria County Court-of-Law 2 Judge Daniel Gilliam, left, talks to Micki Hauschild, 67, center, during her appearance in 2018 at the DWI special court inside the Victoria County Courthouse.

Victoria County’s DWI court effectively prevents repeated driving while intoxicated offenses, according to a University of Houston-Victoria professor’s analysis of 13 years of data.

Started in 2007 by former Victoria County Court-at-Law No. 1 Judge Laura Weiser, the specialty court program aims to prevent people with at least two DWI arrests from committing additional DWI offenses.

Brent Lang, PhD

Dr. Brent Lang

DWI program offers way out of addiction

Victoria County Court-at-Law 1 Judge Travis Ernst, left, talks to Joseph Garrett, 38, during a DWI special court in 2018.

Constance Filley Johnson, District Attorney

Filley Johnson

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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