She’s the grandmother behind the laws requiring DUI drivers to pay victims child support

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Drunk driver child support laws spread in US with grandmother’s push

More than 20 states are considering legislation requiring drunk drivers to pay restitution to the children of parents killed in DUI crashes. It all started with one grief-stricken grandmother.

When Cecilia Williams lost her grandson, son and her future daughter-in-law in a crash police say was caused by a drunk driver, she was in a haze of excruciating grief for a month.

Then she sprang into action.

The Bonne Terre, Missouri grandmother started doing research while the man driving the car that crashed into her loved ones prepared to face his first court date on charges of felony drunk driving resulting in death.