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Australian man charged for buckling up beer instead of children

By Daniel Uria

Priorities?On Wednesday 6 April, Broome Police conducted a traffic patrol of the Great Northern Hwy Broome and...

Posted by Kimberley District - WA Police on Thursday, April 7, 2016

BROOME , Australia, April 8 (UPI) -- An Australian man was charged with several offenses after police said he had used a seatbelt to secure two cases of beer while children in the vehicle were unrestrained.

Kimberley District West Australia police shared a photo of the two cases of beer safely fastened in the seatbelt, as they described the scene.

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"In one instance a suspended driver had children laying on adults laps and seated in foot wells, while cartons of beer were seat belted into position," they wrote.

Kimberley District Superintendent Allan Adam stated that one of the children was less than a year old and told ABC News that the incident was indicative of a larger problem in the area.

"It shows some of the attitudes of some of our road users in the way they see their priorities," Adam said. "We are doing our best to stamp it out through enforcement but we are also about to embark on public education, which is obviously needed in remote communities."

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