New Law Aims To Hit Drunk Drivers Financially
Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill last week that looks to impart financial hardship on drunk drivers who kill someone while driving drunk. The bill requires a convicted drunk driver who kills a parent of a minor child to pay child support up until the child is 18-years of age or graduates from high school. If the person accused of vehicular homicide is incarcerated and is unable to make payments, the bill states the person must start paying child support at least a year after being released from jail. The bill aims to help families financially with children who lose one of their parents in an accident caused by a drunk driver. That bill is now headed to Governor Lee’s desk for his signature.