An Australian driver strapped a seatbelt around a carton of beer rather than a five-year-old child. He has been fined by police.
“I have never seen anything like this before,” police officer Wayne Burnett said last week.
Burnett has seen vehicles taking beer into restricted areas. But he said, “This is the first time that the beer has taken priority over a child.”
Burnett pulled the car over near the outback town of Alice Springs. He wanted to check if alcohol was being brought into an Aboriginal settlement where it’s not allowed.
“He didn’t get it,” Burnett said. “There were four adults in the car, two in the front seat and two in the back seat. In between those adults there was the carton of beer strapped in with the belt. The child was sitting in the lump in the center.”
The driver was fined for failing to make his child wear a seatbelt. He was also fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.(STAFF WRITER, WITH DPA)
1. strap v.t.
用帶子綁住 (yong4 dai4 zi5 bang3 zhu4)
例: The pilot strapped himself in.
2. restricted adj.
受限制的 (shou4 xian4 zhi4 de5)
例: This movie is restricted to adults.
3. take priority over v. phr.
優先考慮 (you1 xian1 kao3 lü4)
例: Eating dinner takes priority over work.
4. unregistered adj.
未登記的 (wei4 deng1 ji4 de5)
例: George worried when his unregistered scooter was towed.
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