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Some Tennessee lawmakers want to ban passengers drinking alcohol in cars

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Some lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to join 43 other states in banning passengers from drinking alcohol in cars.

Even though municipalities may treat alcohol in vehicles differently than state law, it's not a crime for passengers to drink alcohol in vehicles.

But a new bill hopes to make that a crime in Tennessee, making any open alcohol containers in vehicles illegal.

If the bill becomes law, it would save lives and bring more money to tennessee, according to lawmakers behind the legislation.

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