Tennessee Bill Would Require Drunk Drivers To Pay Child Support

TENNESSEE — A new Tennessee bill would require drunk drivers to pay child support if they killed parents who had minor children.

The bill known as ‘Bentley’s Law’ has not been signed, but is heading to the governor’s desk.

Under the law DUI drivers convicted of vehicular homicide would pay child support until each child reaches 18 years old or graduates from high school.

A judge would decide the payments on a case by base basis.

WCCB asked people around town what they thought of the law and most said it makes sense.

If a driver is incarcerated and unable to pay the child support they’ll have one year after their release to begin payments.

Question of the Night: Do you think drunk drivers that kill parents should pay child support?