Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police made headlines when they posted on Twitter that they had pulled over a local father for using a case of beer as a booster seat for his 2-year-old child, who was thankfully unharmed. However, dad was charged with “failing to ensure his child was properly seat-belted,” the police reported.
Because the case of beer was still factory sealed, the dad was not charged for having alcohol within reach of the driver, the OPP added.
2-year-old unharmed in @NorthPerth1 when @TwpWellNorth driver used a case of beer for a booster-seat. Driver charged w/ failing to ensure child properly seat-belted. Children under 40lbs require child-seat and under 8years&80lbs&4’9″ require a booster ^JC #WellingtonOPP #PerthOPP pic.twitter.com/EmWqmT62R3
— OPP West (@OPP_WR) July 10, 2019