Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27), but he will lose his driver's license for a year for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test.

Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27), but he will lose his driver's license for a year for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test. Stuart, 43, was arrested April 2 in Hendersonville, Tenn., near Nashville, after police got a tip he was intoxicated at a store.

The drunken driving charge was dismissed because there wasn't enough probable cause to stop his car, General Sessions Court Judge John Jones ruled. Stuart will be eligible for a restricted license for work purposes.

"He's relieved it's over," Stuart's attorney Roger May told WSMV-TV. "He's embarrassed by what happened ... He wants to get it behind him, and I think he will do that."

As previously reported, Stuart produced the upcoming Johnny Cash tribute album, "Kindred Spirits." Due Sept. 24 via Lucky Dog/Sony Nashville, the set features performances by such artists as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Hank Williams Jr., Keb' Mo', and Dwight Yoakam. Stuart is Cash's former guitarist and former son-in-law through his marriage to Cash's daughter Cindy.


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