In TN, you can drink in a car, provided you’re not driving. But a Republican wants to change that:
Right now passengers can crack a beer while riding in a car in Tennessee. A new bill would make that illegal, moving Tennessee in line with the majority of other states in the country.
“Right now we’re encouraging people to party in the car,” said Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, who filed the legislation Thursday.
“If people are drinking in the car, except in rare instances, the driver is often participating in that.”
Then, if they are pulled over and found to be drinking, they can be arrested.
Passing the law is going to save lives and bring more money to Tennessee, he said.
The former is a fabrication. The latter is probably what the bill is about.