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Accused Bourke Street Mall driver faces court

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Bryce O'Donnell is accused of driving through Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to evade police. Photo: Victoria Police
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A young motorist accused of endangering pedestrians by driving down Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall while evading police was allegedly in breach of a bail condition banning him from driving.

Bryce O’Donnell, 20, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, a week after the traffic incident in the city’s CBD.

O’Donnell is accused of reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury, dangerous driving while being pursued by police, and recklessly exposing a police officer to risk.

He’s also facing charges of committing an offence while on bail, and breaching bail conditions by driving a motor vehicle.

The Ballarat man was charged with 11 offences on Thursday over the January 28 incident and did not apply for bail during a brief hearing.

His lawyer said he had recently been prescribed medication for depression but had no other issues in custody.

O’Donnell is due back in court on February 23.