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Drink Responsibly This 4th Of July

Last updated on Thursday, July 4, 2013

(UNDATED) - Alcohol will be flowing to celebrate the Fourth of July, but police are reminding you to obey the commercials and drink responsibly.

There's no law against walking around a party with a bottle of beer -- or something stronger.

Indiana does have an Open Container Law, but it applies only in a moving vehicle, and only to the driver or front-seat passengers.

But all the rules that apply to alcohol the rest of the year apply on the Fourth of July too: you can't be under 21, you should never drink and drive, and being drunk in public is a misdemeanor even if you're on foot. Police encourage lining up a designated driver.

And police and fire officials are emphasizing you shouldn't drink if you're going to be handling fireworks.

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