>>"The point of the monitor is to give the individual a chance to show that they are capable of reform prior to heading to jail/prison.
But she wasn't convicted of being drunk and incapable, or drunk and disorderly, but of driving while under the influence.
The difference between her and most law-abiding citizens is not that she drank, but that she decided to drive after she had drunk. That seems to be the thing that most needs changing.
Is the abstinence from alcohol supposed to be treatment, or part of the punishment, or what?
Unless someone is going to be ordered to be abstinent for life, isn't it a bit hypocritical of them to go to AA meetings when it's highly likely that their abstinence is temporary, and not their own choice?
"Hi, I'm Lindsay, and it will be 6 months and 2 days until I have my next drink."