There have been a variety of programs created throughout the country to assist veterans that are struggling with various drug abuse or alcohol dependency issues. The goal of special courts for these veterans that are popping up throughout the United States is in part an effort to try to get veterans into treatment instead of jail.
Most people who admit to taking illegal drugs and then causing a car accident would face criminal charges and possible jail time. But military veterans are not most people, and Colorado has a system in place to give some veterans more effective attention when they run into legal troubles.
The men and women who serve our country in the military are an invaluable population. They deserve the utmost respect and, in many legal cases, the benefit of the doubt.