Reck­less teen avoids prison

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

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.

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