An Australian 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, NY Times reports. Police said they were ”shocked and appalled” when he pulled over the unregistered car Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs and saw a 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 driver was fined 750 Australian dollars ($710).
”This is the first time that the beer has taken priority over a child,” said the police officer in charge.
I hate to break it to them, but I am quite certain this is–sadly enough–not the first nor the last time beer has taken priority over a child.