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Truck driver spills 60,000 pounds of beer on I-10 in Okaloosa County, Fla. (Florida Highway Patrol)

Truck driver spills 60,000 pounds of beer on I-10 in Florida

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By CANDICE ZAMORA, WEAR

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) - A South Carolina truck driver caused quite a scene on I-10 Wednesday morning after spilling nearly 60,000 pounds of beer onto the highway in Okaloosa County.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Michael Nolan Powell, 44, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was driving a tractor-trailer west on I-10 at 2:40 a.m. when he failed to maintain his lane.

As a result, the tractor-trailer traveled onto the north shoulder of the road and overturned on its passenger side, causing an estimated 60,000 pounds of Busch beer to be thrown from the trailer, the press release stated.

Details of the press release also stated that Powell sustained minor injuries in the crash and was cited for careless driving.

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