Yes, you read the title right. A 22-year-old Ontario driver actually used a case of beer as a car seat for their two-year-old child. Thankfully, the police pulled the person over and they are now facing charges. This story is wild.
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a driver in North Perth was using a case of what looks like Bud Light as a booster seat for their two-year-old child.
In order to show the ridiculousness of the situation, the Ontario police posted a picture of the beer. They also passive-aggressively posted a picture of a chart that helps determine whether you were using your car seat correctly. Clearly, in this case, the driver was not.
According to the tweet, the drive was charged with failing to ensure the child was properly seat-belted. The tweet was also accompanied by a reminder that any child under 40 pounds must use car-seat.
It also stated that anyone under eight years old, 80 pounds, or four foot, nine inches, must use a booster - and one that isn’t a case of beer.
2-year-old unharmed in @NorthPerth1 when @TwpWellNorth driver used a case of beer for a booster-seat. Driver charge… https://t.co/juhuOAKXqB— OPP West Region (@OPP West Region)1562783718.0
Thankfully, the child was unharmed. It is unclear whether or not the beer was confiscated by police - but needless to say, the parent will probably never do that again after his charges.
According to CTV News, the driver was a 22-year-old from Wellington North. They have not identified the driver in order to protect the child’s privacy. CTV News has also stated that a proper booster seat was brought to the location and Family & Children's Services was notified.
Sometimes when cops pull over drivers, they see and hear the most ridiculous things. Back in June, a Canadian driver received a huge speeding ticket. Apparently, they told the cops that they were rushing home to watch the Game of Thrones finale!
Moral of the story is that if you don't want to get charged, don't do anything against the law!