Beer Gets Seatbelt, Kid Doesn't

Australian driver in hot water for protecting brew, not 5-year-old
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 5:28 PM CDT
Beer Gets Seatbelt, Kid Doesn't
An Australian beer connoisseur is in trouble with the cops.    ((c) McGun)

An Australian man has been fined after buckling up his beer but letting a 5-year-old child ride sitting on the floor of his car. "The concern is about people's priorities," a police spokesperson told the Brisbane Times, adding, "It is very unusual to see someone go to the trouble of strapping in a carton of beer instead of a small child. That is the shocking thing." (More beer stories.)

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