Bentley’s Law requiring drunk drivers to pay child support if parent is killed passes in Tennessee

Legislation that targets drunk drivers unanimously passed the Tennessee House on Monday.

“Bentley’s Law” aims to hold drunk drivers accountable by requiring them to pay child support if a parent is killed in a wreck.

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Under HB 1834, an impaired driver convicted of vehicular homicide will be ordered to pay restitution in the form of child maintenance to each of the victim’s children until the kids are 18 years old and graduate high school.


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