News

Passenger bribed by alcohol

A Warwick man was given three stolen bottles of rum after accepting a ride in a car used in a ram raid on a Warwick bottle shop.
A Warwick man was given three stolen bottles of rum after accepting a ride in a car used in a ram raid on a Warwick bottle shop.

A MAN who accepted a ride in a stolen vehicle, which was also used in a ram raid earlier that night, was lured by the promise of alcohol.

Arthur Thomas Hippi was invited inside the stolen BMW on January 29, shortly after the vehicle ploughed through the doors of a Warwick bottle shop and was filled with alcohol bottles.

Defence lawyer Daniel Habermann yesterday told the court his client - who he said "presented as an alcoholic" - knew the car was stolen but got in at the promise of three bottles of bourbon.

"When a ride in a flash BMW presented, he accepted the ride and the serendipity of having some alcohol to drink," he said.

Mr Habermann said there were about 30 stolen bottles among the booty.

The men involved in the incident drove the car to Boggabilla and much of the evidence was consumed.

In a separate incident on December 13, Hippi was found to be producing two marijuana plants at his Warwick home.

The 30-year-old was sentenced to six months jail, wholly suspended for a period of 12 months.

Topics:  alcohol, passenger, stolen vehicle




Meet your superbike heroes in Warwick

Your chance to meet stars such as DesmoSport Ducati's Mike Jones, Yamaha Racing Teams' Wayne Maxwell and Yamaha Racing Teams' Glenn Allerton.

Meet your Australian Superbike heroes

Helicopter hit by ute on the road to repair

Helicopter damaged by ute being transported by road.

Warwick man busted with with meth, ecstasy and pot

Man found with a stash of illegal drugs.

Latest deals and offers

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

Police charge in after Lohan claims fiance tried to kill her

"You tried to kill me. You're a f*****g psycho".

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles