A Coast Guard commander is facing charges after a man was hit by a car in Upper Coomera.
A Coast Guard commander is facing charges after a man was hit by a car in Upper Coomera.

Coast Guard leader charged after man hit by car

A RESPECTED senior Coast Guard leader faces charges after a man was hit by a car during a neighbourhood row but his lawyer rejects any suggestion it was deliberate.

Police have charged Southport QF1 Coast Guard commander Ken Stanley after the drama two Saturdays ago which put Bruce Pinkerton in hospital.

Mr Stanley was charged on Saturday afternoon with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and common assault.

Mr Stanley's lawyer Anthony Jamieson confirmed it when asked yesterday if he was aware police had charged his client. "Yes, I do know that," he said.

Late last week Mr Jamieson claimed his "highly regarded" and "responsible" client was being assaulted by a third party through the driver's side window at the time of the incident - and agreed this had caused him to accidentally drive into Mr Pinkerton.

More on this at The Gold Coast Bulletin

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