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Father Fined For Buckling in Beer Instead of Boy

Beer before boy? An Australian police officer pulled over an unregistered and uninsured car on Friday only to find the driver, a dad, had seat belted his beer in, but failed to secure his son. The case of beer sat between two adult passengers in the backseat, while the 5-year-old road on the lump of the car's floor.

According to ABC news:

"I haven't ever seen something like this before," he said. "This is the first time that the beer has taken priority over a child."

To see a similar instance,


Unfortunately, in the US, we have. Back in February, a Florida woman was pulled over for drunk driving. And, when the officer looked into her car, he found a case of Busch beer seat belted in the back next to a baby who was not secured or in a carseat. The Australian dad was slapped with a fine for not restraining his son, while the woman was taken into custody.

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faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
and still...ANYONE can have a kid! It boggles the mind.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
That is so weird. I sounds like the dad deliberately displaced the child to protect the beer. In the mom's case it just sounds like she was too drunk to figure it all out. It is funny given as no one was hurt, but What the HELL people?
stina829 stina829 9 years
Seriously, what is WRONG with people?
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