Stronger penalties for drunk drivers who kill

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A new Texas law that took effect this month requires those convicted of intoxication manslaughter to pay child support if they kill a parent with young children.

A new Texas law that took effect this month requires those convicted of intoxication manslaughter to pay child support if they kill a parent with young children.  The court will determine how much money a minor child is eligible for if a drunk driver kills their parent or guardian.  Drunk drivers in prison will be required to make payments within a year of being released, even if a child is older than 18 by then.