23 March, 2015. 12:10

ERROL PARKER |Editor-at-large| Contact

Sarah Greenwalker taxied her GippsAero GA8 Airvan home from the pub over the weekend. PHOTO: Imran Gashkori/Diamantina Consolidated

A BETOOTA PASTORALIST has reportedly taxied home in her light aircraft after being told not to fly home by police.

Local stalwart Sarah “Milo” Greenwalker, of Blackbulloo Station, was told quietly by authorities not to pilot her aircraft home after drinking at the Betoota Hotel over the weekend.

Much to the chagrin of Betoota Police constable Sam Pulver, Milo buckled up and began her long taxi home at around 5am Monday morning.

“The wheels never left the track,” says Ms Greenwalker.

“[Officer]Pulver told me not to fly home so I didn’t. I sat on 60 knots all the way home and got there just before smoko.”

Constable Pulver says that while they don’t approve of Ms Greenwalker’s actions, they admit that they’re happy she got home safe.

“She won’t be charged, this time,” says Constable Pulver.

“She knows that if she crashes, it’ll look bad for us so she’s very careful.”

It’s not the first time Milo has found herself playing cat and mouse with the law.

In 2005, Milo was called out to fight by a boxer from travelling boxing tent during the Betoota Races.

The court found Ms Greenwalker not guilty of manslaughter after her male opponent collapsed and stopped breathing during the bout.

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Ms Greenwalker’s GippsAero GA8 Airvan outside the Betoota Hotel. PHOTO: Imran Gashkori/Diamantina Consolidated

Defence lawyers from Brisbane argued that boxing tent should’ve stopped the fight after their boxer lost the ability to move his right side during the first round.

“My Daddy taught me how to throw a punch or two,” recalls Ms Greenwalker.

“Tragic what happened, but. No fella’s every tried to cross me since.”



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