A teenager has appeared in court accused of punching a man in the face and knocking out a crown of a tooth during a roadside argument.
Ion Mehai (19) is alleged to have punched the man and knocked him off balance after he got out of a vehicle.
Judge John King ordered the disclosure of statements and adjourned the case to a date next month.
Mr Mehai, of Palmerston Villas, Rathmines, app-eared before Blanchards-town District Court, charged with seriously assaulting a man in Kilshane Drive, Finglas, last November 22.
The court heard the DPP had directed a summary trial in the district court.
Outlining the allegation, Sgt Maria Callaghan all-eged Mr Mihai got into an argument with the injured party before punching him in the face and knocking him off balance.
The victim was said to have suffered a swollen jaw and a cut lip, and a crown of a tooth was knocked out.
A dentist's report was handed in to the court.
Judge King accepted jur- isdiction to deal with the matter in the district court.
Mr Mihai has not yet indicated a plea to the charge.