Reckless teen avoids prison
A TEENAGER who drove a car towards terrified pedestrians in Melbourne’s CBD and sparked fears of a terrorist attack has avoided imprisonment for his crimes.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named, had pleaded guilty to six charges, including reckless conduct endangering life and assaulting police, over the incident in September.
The teen narrowly avoided striking pedestrians, cyclists and trams as he drove erratically near Federation Square and Flinders St station while dressed in military-style combat gear. He was placed on a supervision order yesterday.