Police said they were "shocked and appalled" when they pulled over the car south of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.
They said the 30-can pack of beer was strapped down between two adults in the back, with the five-year-old child unrestrained on the floor.
The driver was handed a fine of A$750 (US$709; £362).
The fine was for failing to ensure a child was wearing a seatbelt as well as driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.-----
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