Dennis Quaid lucked out big time last night. Cops tell us the actor could have been hit with DUI since he did get behind the wheel of of his car -- while the motor was running -- and turned the wheel for a split second.
Cops tell us if the motor is running and you're behind the wheel -- you can get busted for a DUI. Cops eventually told Quaid to get out of the car -- and he took a cab home.
We're told the decision to bust is at the officer's discretion, which in this case, saved Quaid's ass ... so we gotta ask ...
Dennis Quaid -- Technical DUI?
10/22/2009 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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