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An attempted murder charge has been dropped against a Collie man accused of causing his 17-year-old girlfriend's car to plunge into the Collie River.

Daniel Grazier, 20, appeared in the Stirling Gardens Magistrate's Court today, where prosecutor Justin Whalley asked for the attempted murder charge to be discontinued.

It was previously alleged in a court that Mr Grazier and his girlfriend of one month Shelleigh Everett started arguing bitterly as they drove around Collie before Mr Grazier threatened to kill his girlfriend.

At the time police alleged Mr Grazier grabbed the steering wheel of Shelleigh's Hyundai sedan causing it to plunge into the river. Shelleigh was taken to hospital with a cracked vertebrae.

Defence lawyer Derek Hunter told Bunbury Magistrates's Court last November that Mr Grazier denied causing the accident, had not fled the scene and had helped rescue his girlfriend from the water.

"He dragged her from the car, undoing her seatbelt after the car plunged into the water and hailed a passing car to take her to the hospital," he said.

Mr Grazier spent some time in custody before being granted home detention bail.

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