Coast Guard commodore breaks neighbour’s leg in go-kart spat

A decorated Coast Guard commodore who ran down a man with his car because he was fed up with a go-kart buzzing up and down his street has been given an 18-month suspended sentence.

Kenneth Albert Stanley, 67, pleaded guilty in the Southport District Court on Tuesday to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

The court was told Stanley did not mean to hit victim Bruce Pinkerton, who was left with a broken leg after the incident on July 1, 2017, in Upper Coomera.

It stemmed from a neighbourhood dispute when Stanley became frustrated by the noise of the go-kart outside his home at 9.30pm.

He and his wife yelled for the noise to stop before Stanley got in a car and drove down the street, stopping outside the home of the victim’s friend.




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