Was I born yesterday, driver?

Adam PoulsenGeraldton Guardian

Cue police have heard it all now, after a 43-year-old man allegedly tried to pass off the cries of his unrestrained baby – who was concealed beneath a blanket – as his mobile phone ringtone.

About 3.20pm last Saturday, officers stopped the driver of a two-seater ute for a random breath test on Great Northern Highway, about 5km south of Cue.

Police said a female passenger allegedly had a five-month-old baby hidden under a blanket on her lap.

The driver was fined $550 and received four demerit points for failing to safely restrain the child.

Cue Police Station officer-in-charge Sergeant Clint Brennan said the story was up there with the most creative tales he had heard from misbehaving motorists.

“My personal favourite was the guy who said he was speeding because he was concentrating on his cheese sausage,” he said.

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