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Runaway beer keg no lucky charm for Indiana teen cited in St. Patrick's Day incident

An Indiana teenager's luck has apparently run out after a runaway beer keg on St. Patrick's Day caught the attention of police.

Indiana State Excise Police say the newly purchased keg fell from the bed of 18-year-old Scott Benge's pickup truck Tuesday when the tailgate gave way. Police retrieved the keg from the road and cited Benge for illegally transporting an alcoholic beverage.

Indiana law bars those under 21 from transporting alcoholic beverages unless they are with their parents or legal guardian.

Police say Benge was one of 24 people ticketed during St. Patrick's Day patrols in South Bend.