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Janet Hinds listens to testimony during a preliminary hearing before Judge Alex McVeagh at the Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Judge McVeagh bound charges against Hinds in the Feb. 23 hit-and-run death of Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger over to a grand jury.

A trial for the woman accused of killing a Chattanooga police officer will likely take place next summer.

In a hearing Thursday, Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole said he will set a specific date for 55-year-old Janet Hinds during a motion hearing scheduled for July 7.

Police say Hinds hit and killed Officer Nicholas Galinger, 38, as he was inspecting an overflowing manhole cover on a stretch of Hamill Road in Hixson on Feb. 23.

Her attorney, Ben McGowan, has argued that Galinger wasn't visible and that it was an "unavoidable accident."

She faces 10 charges, including vehicular homicide by way of intoxication and driving under the influence.

She is currently out on bond.

Her next hearing will be Feb. 3.

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