Hoons hit trouble on course

An alleged joyride on Marangaroo Golf Course ended in carnage last week.
An alleged joyride on Marangaroo Golf Course ended in carnage last week.

Officers received a call about 1.40am describing a commotion at the course on Friday, June 27.

Warwick Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Hallows said officers arrived to discover four men and a car wreck on the driving range at the foot of the clubhouse.

Police believe the men – two aged 22, the others aged 49 and 19 – had driven the car through a fence to break on to the course.

‘We allege they’ve gone on to the driving range, done a few burnouts, then come into strife, the car is pretty much a write-off,’ Snr Sgt Hallows said.

It is believed the vehicle rolled as it hit a dip on the range.

Empty beer cartons and bottles could be seen strewn throughout the car.

It was not the first time staff had arrived to discover a car had been driven recklessly on the course, but manager Paul Norcliffe said it was the first time a car had crashed.

He was frustrated by the incident but said ‘not much damage’ had been done.

Snr Sgt Hallows said two of the occupants were taken to hospital with injuries.

Police charged the driver with grievous bodily harm, acts or omissions causing bodily harm, trespassing and criminal damage.

Investigations are continuing.