Alberta Mountie finds boy riding in box instead of child seat

An RCMP officer discovered a pre-school child hiding in a cardboard box on the back seat of a vehicle that he had pulled over for speeding in the city of Airdrie on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, shown in a handout photo.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta RCMP

AIRDRIE, Alta. - A Mountie who pulled over a speeding car in southern Alberta says he was surprised when a hand popped out of a wriggling box in the back seat.

Sgt. Darrin Turnbull says he discovered a young boy playing inside the cardboard box.

He says the driver told him the preschooler had refused to ride in a proper car seat.

The officer says children often fight getting in their car seats but they have to be strapped in.

He says the adult, who should have been in charge, ended up with a $167 speeding ticket.

The driver must also appear in court on a charge of failing to properly secure a child in a motor vehicle.


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