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A WOMAN has been accused of endangering a garda's life by driving a car at him, forcing him to jump out of the way to avoid being knocked down.

Charlotte Spence (32), who denies the allegation, had the case against her adjourned at Dublin District Court for hearing on a later date.

Ms Spence, of Silver Hill, Bundoran, Co Donegal, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving and intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious harm to another.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Clondalkin/Fonthill train station, Fonthill Road, on January 17 last year.

A garda sergeant said the DPP was consenting to the case remaining in the district court.

The court heard it was alleged Ms Spence drove at speed straight toward the garda, who avoided being hit by jumping out of the way.

Judge Bryan Smyth accepted jurisdiction of the case in the district court after hearing the outline of the allegations.

The sergeant said there would be eight prosecution witnesses in the case.

Judge Smyth adjourned the case to September and remanded the accused on continuing bail.

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