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Odin's Warriors motorcycle club member fined for selling alcohol without licence

THE ODIN'S Warriors outlaw motorcycle club has relinquished a cache of booze to the government after one its elder statesmen took the fall for sly-grogging at its Moorooka clubhouse.

Sergeant-at-arms Brian Whowell, 64, copped a $3000 fine for selling alcohol without a licence after pleading guilty in the Holland Park Magistrates Court this morning.

The partially-deaf grandfather-of-three, who was without his hearing aid in court because it was sent away for repair after he stepped on it, took the rap for the sale of beer and spirits at a party at the bikies' clubhouse on March 15.

Police raided the Unwin St clubhouse where they found a throng of people drinking, a band playing, and drinks on display with a price list.

Whowell was cooperative with police and told them he had the authority to take responsibility for the act, his lawyer Louisa Pink said.


Magistrate Col Strohfeld ordered the alcohol be forfeited to the Crown, and referred Whowell's fine to the State Penalties Enforcement, "or you can pass the hat around at the next meeting".

"I think we'll have to," Whowell replied.


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