Paul Walker Crash — Cops Investigating Possible Street Race

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Cops are investigating the possibility that Paul Walker was in the middle of a high-speed street race with another car at the time he crashed and died this weekend … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … investigators have received tips that Walker and the man driving the Porsche, Roger Rodas, had been racing prior to the crash … and the high speed may have contributed to the wreck that killed both men.

Sources say … the area where the crash occurred has a history of being a popular street racing location.

We’re told cops are on the hunt for video and witnesses that could prove another car was involved.

Story developing …


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Paul Walker Crash — Cops Wrestled Friend Away from Burning Car [Photos]

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This is the dramatic moment when a cop had to physically wrestle one of Paul Walker‘s friends away from the crash scene … seconds after it became clear Paul could not be saved.

TMZ broke the story … Paul’s friends rushed to the scene — one even grabbed a fire extinguisher and desperately tried to extinguish the flames.

When the fire dept. arrived they tried to pull Paul’s friends away. One of Paul’s longtime friends, a guy named Nute, was so overwrought with emotion, he punched a firefighter. We’re told Sheriff’s deputies put Nute — and several other of Paul’s friends — in custody, but let them go when they realized the circumstances.

Cops now believe Paul and the driver of the Porsche may have been in a street race with another car at the time of the crash and are looking for footage and witnesses.

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Luke Bryan — DRINKING WHILE DRIVING … And Cops Say It’s Legal

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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.


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