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Luke Bryan

DRINKING WHILE DRIVING

And Cops Say It's Legal

11/30/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1127_luke_bryan_drinking_driving_launchCountry music superstar Luke Bryan -- the guy behind the hit "That's My Kind Of Night" -- slammed a beer WHILE driving his truck back in July ... but cops say he did NOTHING wrong.

The incident went down on Luke's private ranch in Tennessee -- Luke can be seen chugging a can of Busch ... the brew that's "as smooth as it's name."

But according to the Knoxville Police Department, Luke was within his legal right -- 'cause in TN, it's perfectly OK to booze while operating a motor vehicle AS LONG as it's on private property.

So, while it might not be the safest thing to do -- it definitely ain't illegal.

Still, kids -- don't drink and drive.

62 COMMENTS

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31.

KOKOPELLeigh    

As horrible as this sounds...I MISS drinking and driving. It was absolutely one of my favorite things to do. Crack open a beer, drive around and listen to music. But alas, it's been 20 years since I last did that...back when I was young and dumb.

290 days ago
32.

reader    

I hope he saw that whoever was in the backseat took a pic and sold it to tmz for profit. Doesn't look like he knew is "friend" had his cel phone out and was snapping away. Private property who cares.

290 days ago
33.

Krystle    

The truck hasn't moved an inch! its in the same spot, so how is it drinking and driving, maybe they sat in the truck for a beer in air conditioning while they were taking a break from working in the heat!! This is NOT a story!!

290 days ago
34.

G-Man    

Busch in a can? That is the most depressing part of this story. Kids, don't drink and driver, unless it's something a little more worthy of the risk.

290 days ago
35.

bart    

Lucky in California you do that and you will be arrested. According to Matthew Ruff a DUI attorney in California " a person who is driving while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs is always a threat and the purpose of the DUI statutes is to prohibit those extremely dangerous persons from driving anywhere in California. She man set such a bad example and think he is cool. To me he looks like a big fool. This is a serious issue and it is no joke.

290 days ago
36.

dawn in colorado    

ARE U LOOKING FOR ME...DAWN IN COLORADO

282 days ago
37.

autocityman4    

This report is a waste of time. I don't care if he was driving down the road with that beer. People are so quick to label a "drunk driver" as they are texting, eating, and putting makeup on while driving.

281 days ago
38.

Lyskar    

Luke Bryan has an American right to do what he wants on HIS land. You stupid trendies called the police without knowing how it is in the country. Here's other thing you might not know, we can shoot the same bear cans off a fence and it's legal! Flouridated city water is 100x worse than the well water on his land. And real chicken and cows are from a farm not a factory.

264 days ago
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