Skip to comments.Australian fined for buckling in beer, not child
Posted on 05/13/2008 11:14:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
DARWIN, Australia - An Australian man has been fined after buckling in a case of beer with a seat belt but leaving a 5-year-old child to sit on the car's floor, police said Tuesday.
Constable Wayne Burnett said he was "shocked and appalled" when he pulled over the unregistered car Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs.
The 30-can beer case was strapped in between two adults sitting in the back seat of the car. The child was also in back, but on the car's floor.
"The child was sitting in the lump in the center, unrestrained," Burnett told reporters Tuesday.
"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."
The driver was fined 750 Australian dollars about $710 for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and for failing to ensure a child was wearing a safety belt.
It’s the dumb ones that are always the evidence in favor of “hold my hand” laws.
Home of the Darwin Award?
Didn’t we hear a similar story to this here in the states? A few months back?
Australian for stupid
Some people are wasting their time trying to reproduce.
“Hold my beer. Watch this!”
Was it Foster’s?
Because Foster’s IS pretty darn good beer.
A man has got to have his priorities......
“Sorry Junior, it is a case of Guiness”
Wait. A case has 30 cans in Australia?
I got no time to worry about some damn kid. I'm moving to Austalia!
Or better yet, Australia!
Damn, beat me to it. :-)
Near Sacramento a couple of months back, there was a guy who was injured when he drove his car into a tree. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt but his 12-pack was buckled in. I don’t think the story made it out of town...
All I could think of was Icanhascheeseburger.com:
UR doin it wrong!
“It’s all about the beer!”
It's 5:00 somewhere...
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