MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — In a FOX 17 News follow up investigation, we’re learning more about a court case hanging in the balance.
A repeat driving under the influence (DUI) offender is accused of killing a mother of four while out on bail in March 2021.
Now, the family of Shade Lazu is fighting for justice after Dylan Grady pleaded "not guilty" in front of a Montgomery County judge Thursday.
Following this deadly crash, in 2022, the Tennessee General Assembly passed two bills to crack down on convicted drunk drivers.
One would require a judge to consider ordering repeat DUI offenders to install an interlock breathalyzer device in their vehicles while out on bail. The second bill requires convicted drunk drivers to pay child support if they kill a parent with a minor child or minor children.
Dylan Grady is due back in court Feb. 16 for a settlement hearing. If no progress is made, this case will be headed for trial.
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