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
An Australian beer connoisseur is in trouble with the cops.    ((c) McGun)
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(Newser) – 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." (Read more beer stories.)