Good deed backfires on alleged drink driver
WHEN he was called to collect his mate from the Stanthorpe Police Station following an arrest for drink driving at the weekend, a tourist didn't hesitate to help his friend in need.
But when he arrived at the station, officers detected a strong smell of alcohol on the second man and charged him with driving while more than three times the legal limit.
Stanthorpe police officer in charge Mark Ireland said the man allegedly returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.187.
His 23-year-old friend was earlier charged with drink driving and is alleged to have returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.102.
It seems Warwick motorists are also continuing to flout drink-driving laws, with four people charged with the offence over the past few days.
Warwick police acting officer in charge Shane Reid said officers patrolling Palmerin charged on Friday evening charged a 34-year-old Warwick man with driving while almost three times the limit.
It is alleged the man had a blood alcohol concentration on 0.148 while behind the wheel.
Also allegedly drunk behind the wheel was a 50-year-old Clifton man who was found driving along Helene St on Saturday morning.
Police allege the man had a blood alcohol concentration on 0.1 when caught.
A 26-year-old Maryvale man was nabbed driving along Hollins Crt that same morning, where it is alleged he returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.096.
At 10.30pm that day a 32-year-old Warwick man was intercepted while driving along East St, where he allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.079.
All of the men will appear in court next month.
In other police news, ambulance crews treated a child at the scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash at the corner of Grafton St and Stewart Ave at the weekend.
Act Snr Sgt Reid said nobody sustained any serious injuries and investigations into the crash were ongoing.
A Warwick teenager has been charged with three counts of stealing and six counts of fraud over the alleged misuse of a credit card.
The Spring Creek man is due to front court next month.
Police investigations into a grass fire in Condamine St on Sunday afternoon are continuing.
Act Snr Sgt Reid said it was not yet known if the fire, which started in a vacant block before spreading to a wrecking yard and damaging seven vehicles, was lit deliberately.
Anyone with any information on this or any crime or suspicious activity can phone Warwick police on 46604444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.