December 1, 2021

Missouri Law Would Require Drunk Drivers to Pay Child Support if Parent is Killed in Car Crash

A Missouri lady who misplaced three family members in an alleged drunk driving crash is making an attempt to assist the youngsters of the victims of drunk drivers in comparable circumstances. 

Cecilia Williams is urging state legislators to help a newly proposed regulation known as “Bentley’s Law” in honor of her 5-year previous grandson.

Williams started engaged on the laws that targets drunk drivers after an accident in April killed her 30-year-old son Cordell Williams; his fiance, 25-year-old Lacey Newton; and their 4-month-old son, Cordell Shawn Michael Williams.

The grandmother is now left to take care of the couple’s two remaining youngsters, who survived the crash.

“The main aspect of Bentley’s law is financial responsibility by the offender,” Williams informed an area information outlet.

Williams proposed regulation would require drunk drivers who trigger the demise of a father or mother or mother and father to pay baby help to a surviving partner or the family members elevating the sufferer’s youngsters till the youngsters flip 18.