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Teen is charged with reckless endangerment on motorway

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Lee McMullen was remanded on bail until March

Lee McMullen was remanded on bail until March

Lee McMullen was remanded on bail until March

A teenager is facing trial accused of multiple counts of reckless endangerment and dangerous driving in west Dublin.

Lee McMullen (19) had the case against him adjourned for the preparation of a book of evidence when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr McMullen, of Rowlagh Gardens, Clondalkin, is charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and six of dangerous driving in an incident last July 31.

The charges allege he intentionally or recklessly drove eastbound in the westbound lane, directly at oncoming traffic, in a manner that created a substantial risk of death or serious harm to another.

These offences allegedly happened on the M50 at Junction 6, Leixlip, Co Kildare; and Junctions 4 and 5, Lucan.

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The counts of dangerous driving are alleged to have happ- ened at the R449, Celbridge, Co Kildare; Main Street, Celbridge; Maynooth Road, Celbridge; Celbridge Road, Lucan; Ballyowen Lane, Lucan; and the M4 westbound.

Mr McMullen is also accused of driving without insurance.

Gda Michael Martin said the accused made no reply when he was charged before the court.

He said the DPP was directing trial on indictment, meaning the case will be sent forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

There was consent to an adjournment for the preparation of the book of evidence, Gda Martin said.

Judge McHugh adjourned the case to a date in March and remanded the accused on bail.

Mr McMullen has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charges.