A young boy was lucky to escape serious injury after his teenage mother allegedly threw him on to a road and swung him in front of traffic while drunk.
The 19-year-old mother from Cairns allegedly threw her five-year-old son towards oncoming traffic on a residential Mooroobool street at about 4.30pm on Sunday.
The Cairns Magistrates Court heard at least one car on the road had to take evasive action to avoid hitting the small child, the Cairns Post reported.
A young mother was refused bail on Tuesday after facing court for allegedly throwing her five-year-old son into oncoming traffic in Mooroobool, Queensland (pictured)
Far North police Detective Acting Inspector Jason Smith alleged the car was forced to ‘brake heavily’ to avoid running the child down.
Magistrate Joe Pinder described the alleged incident as ‘extremely concerning’.
The court was told the mother was ‘grossly intoxicated’ at the time.
The mother was charged with contravening a domestic violence order and one count of common assault.
She was refused bail by Magistrate Pinder and her case was adjourned until July 20.
The woman can’t be named in order to protect the identity of the child.
The Cairns Magistrates Court (pictured) heard the mother allegedly heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident and witnesses claim they heard her say she was going to throw her son