A WOMAN has been charged with stealing a car in an incident in which a young child allegedly had his leg broken in two places.
Victoria Cullen (28) allegedly knocked down the child after he ran out on to a road between two parked cars.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to next month, saying he wanted to know if the child had recovered.
The accused appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with taking a vehicle without the consent of its owner during an incident near her home at Glenties Park, Finglas, last June 11.
Ms Cullen is also accused of driving without insurance in the same incident.
The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court.
Sgt Mary Doherty said it will be alleged that Ms Cullen took the 1995-registered vehicle without the consent of the owner.
She said it will also be alleged that a three-and-a-half-year-old was injured after he came out between two parked cars and was knocked down.
The officer claimed the child's leg was broken in two places and he needed to undergo surgery.
Defence solicitor John O'Doherty said Ms Cullen is not charged in relation to any injuries sustained by the child.
Judge McHugh said he wanted to know if the child has recovered before deciding if he will accept jurisdiction.