OK Bill Would Force Drunk Drivers Who Kill Parents To Pay Child Support

  • Oklahoma could become the latest state to saddle a drunk driver who kills a child’s parents with the financial responsibility for the orphaned youth.
  • Rep Jim Olsen, R-Roland, says that House Bill 1003 could create a harsher reality for those who chose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated and cause the death of a parent in a DUI-related crash in the Sooner State.
  • Olson said the bill mirrors stricter DUI-related legislation being advanced in other states, more commonly known as “Bentley’s Law,” named after a Missouri child whose parents were tragically killed by a drunk driver.