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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — It wasn’t happy hour, but the beer was flowing on southbound Interstate 75 when a Budweiser truck overturned.

The Florida Highway Patrol says beer cans were strewn along the highway north of Tampa early Tuesday after 23-year-old truck driver Malcolm Jamal Wilcox of Fernandina Beach became distracted by a small dog riding in the cab and lost control of the vehicle.

The truck went onto the outside shoulder and the driver overcorrected, crossed the highway and hit the center median guardrail before overturning.

Much of the cargo spilled onto the road, forcing troopers to close the southbound lanes in Hernando County for more than three hours.

Troopers say Wilcox was cited for careless driving. No one was injured in the crash.