The person police allege despatched pedestrians ducking for canopy as he drove a automotive by Bourke Street Mall has been hit with a string of significant expenses.
Bryce O’Donnell, 20, was arrested at an handle in Ballarat simply earlier than 4pm on Thursday.
His arrest got here simply hours after police issued a warrant for Mr O’Donnell over the incident within the CBD on January 28.
Mr O’Donnell was questioned by Melbourne crime investigation unit detectives late into the evening earlier than he was charged with 11 severe offences, together with reckless conduct endangering life and reckless publicity of a police officer to threat by driving.
Police allege Mr O’Donnell was the driver of the inexperienced Mitsubishi Lancer that evaded public order response workforce officers on Swanston Street and drove into the mall.
The incident, which occurred through the afternoon rush about 4.55pm, despatched consumers and pedestrians working for canopy.
The Lancer was then blocked by two trams travelling alongside Bourke Street and a police automotive close to Elizabeth Street the place a passenger bought out and ran away.
However after ramming into the bollards exterior Myer, the automotive was capable of do a U-turn and head again up the mall in the direction of Swanston Street and away from police.
Police overlooked the automotive and the driver was capable of get away.
The automotive was noticed driving by Southbank and heading in the direction of St Kilda earlier than it was discovered by a member of the general public in an underground carpark on Ashworth Street in Albert Park about 6.40pm with out quantity plates.
Mr O’Donnell has additionally been charged with reckless conduct endangering severe damage, fail to cease on police request, contravene a conduct situation of bail, commit indictable offence whereas on bail, drive in a way harmful, drive whereas disqualified, careless driving, harmful driving whereas being pursued by police and drive car inflicting lack of traction.
Mr O’Donnell, of Ballarat, was remanded in a single day to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court docket on Friday.
Police mentioned they weren’t searching for anybody else as a part of their investigation into the incident.
They mentioned the passenger was arrested individually and is aiding detectives with their investigation.