FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - An innovative program to rescue veterans who end up on the wrong side of the law was celebrated in Floyd County.
The Veterans Court of Southern Indiana held a graduation ceremony Monday for four veterans who completed the program, which brings together prosecutors, law enforcement and veteran's groups to find solutions to get people out of the system.
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Tim Simic said he entered the program at rock bottom. He said he had been drinking daily and driving to assignments while enlisted.
Monday he celebrated recovery.
Simic said, "I didn't want to share it. I didn't really think anybody needed to hear it. It was kind of for myself. It was kind of a victory speech. I always wanted to have a victory speech. That might be my first one."
Floyd County established Indiana's first Veterans Court in 2011. Currently, there are 16.