A Footscray man has been remanded in custody following allegedly driving by means of a Melbourne pedestrian mall, smashing into tables, chairs and a toddler’s pram.
Police say Michael Mayne, 47, was seen driving erratically along Sydney Road, Coburg about 7:30pm (AEDT) on Friday.
Officers tried to pull the man over but he alternatively turned into Victoria Mall, which is auto-cost-free.
He then drove erratically through the mall, hitting tables and chairs from nearby cafes, planter boxes and an empty toddler’s pram.
Police say Mayne then got out of the auto and ran towards Coburg station, exactly where he was stopped by Protective Solutions Officers and arrested.
Mayne was charged with 23 offences which includes stalking, assault, possessing a controlled weapon, conduct endangering life, evading police, driving although disqualified, refusing a drug test, possession of drugs and many site visitors offences.
He made a short appearance in the Melbourne Magistrates Court nowadays and was been remanded in custody to reappear next week.
Sergeant James Bowen stated several men and women in the mall were left shaken and it was lucky no-a single was killed.
“Fortunately, there was no child in the pusher at the time if that kid was in the pusher, the possibilities are really high that we’d be at the scene of a fatality at the moment,” Sergeant Bowen mentioned.
“He’s hit planter boxes, tables, chairs – he’s actually hit the wall of a building.
“He could so effortlessly have injured or killed quite a few people.”
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