Runaway Beer Keg Gets Teen Arrested on St. Patty’s Day
The 18-year-old was was carrying the keg in the flatbed of his pickup truck when the tailgate gave way. Police officers spotted the keg of beer rolling down South Bend Avenue in South Bend, Indiana. One officer directed oncoming traffic around the keg while another officer stopped the southbound pickup truck, Thomas said. After being stopped, the teen was released and will appear in a St. Joseph County courtroom at a later date. It’s illegal to transport alcohol under the age 21 in most states, and Indiana is among them. The teen faces charges of illegal transportation of an alcoholic beverage, and there will probably be some driving violations thrown in. Get the full story here.
Driver Receives $60,000 Speeding Ticket
Finnish authorities issued a roughly $60,000 traffic citation for speeding. Due to his millionaire status, Reima Kuisla was told to hand over 54,000 euros for traveling 14 miles per hour over the posted limit. The hefty fine is based on long-standing law that is in place to ensure that punishments are equally felt by people of all classes. Still, Mr. Kuisla feels he’s been treated unfairly. “Ten years ago I wouldn’t have believed that I would seriously consider moving abroad,” he wrote Sunday on his Facebook page. “Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth.” Mr. Kuisla received little sympathy from his fellow Finns on social media. “If you follow the rules you won’t have to pay fines,” wrote one commenter. “Small fines won’t deter the rich — fines have to ‘bite’ everyone the same way,” wrote another. Get the full story here.