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New Law to Require Drunk Drivers to Pay Child Support if Parent is Killed

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2022
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A new law has been passed in Tennessee that will hold drunk drivers financially responsible for the children left behind in the wake of a fatal accident.

The law was unanimously passed in the Tennessee House Monday, News Channel 9 reported.

Cecilia Williams came up with the idea for the bill after a drunk driver killed her 30-year-old son Cordell, 25-year-old daughter-in-law-to-be Lacey and four-month-old grandson Cordell II in Missouri on April 13, 2021, News Channel 9 reported. The law is named "Bentley's Law" after the eldest of the couple's two surviving...

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