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




RAIN WATCH: Relentless heavy falls spark flood concerns

The Condamine River rises after constant heavy overnight rain

Reports of huge falls at The Head spark flood fears

Queensland has one of hottest August nights on record

You probably didn't need any blankets last night.

Minimum temperatures across the state in double digits

Warwick pays their respects to fatal fire victim

A man has died in a devastating Warwick house fire on Saturday night.

Locals respond to tragic death of man in house fire

Latest deals and offers

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

Five new things to see and do at this year's Muster

There's already plenty of fun to be had at the XXXX bar.

Here are five new things to see and do at this year's Gympie Muster

Cheap Fraser Coast island drops its price

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.