November 5, 2007

Clauson keeps dodging on drug court

There's new data that suggests that Chris Clauson indeed had an election-year conversion to Drug Court. Today's Journal has an article that makes it clear that:

Of the 159 Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) cases Clauson heard between 2003 and 2007, none were referred to Ithaca Community Treatment Court, also known as drug court.

Clauson, after years of hostility to drug court, is now left disputing "the characterization that he could mandate that someone go to drug court." After years of not offering it as an option, Clauson's saying that "it doesn't work as much as I want it to work because it's voluntary," is simply bizarre.

Briefly in Tompkins notes a snowmobile youth operator safety course that will be held on Saturday, November 10th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Dryden VFW. Participants should be between the ages of 10 and 17. It will be jointly held by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department and the Dryden-Caroline Drifters.

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