Australian men are famous for having the priorities of beer and food over women and children anyday so this case should not be surprising.
Constable Wayne Burnett pulled a vehicle over on a highway south of Alice Springs.
"There were four adults in the car, two in the front seat and two in the back seats and in between those adults there was the carton of beer strapped in with the belt," he said.
"The child was sitting in the lump on the floor in the centre, unrestrained."
The driver was fined 750 dollars (£360) for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and failing to ensure a child was wearing a seatbelt.
Alice Springs Police Superintendent Sean Parnell expressed shock at the incident.
"Never mind the responsibility that all passengers in vehicles should be secured in an appropriate manner and the beer and not the child had a seat belt on. The beer was Fosters, what a national embarrassment."