10 Apr 2016

Driver charged after beer buckled up instead of children

11:24 am on 10 April 2016

Broome police have charged a suspended driver after he allegedly had cartons of beer buckled into car seats while children were unrestrained in the foot wells.

Officers said they made the discovery on Wednesday during a traffic patrol of the Great Northern Highway near Broome.

Police said several children, including a baby less than a year old, were lying on the laps of adults and in foot wells while cartons of beer were piled onto the seats.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with no authority to drive and failure to restrain a child.