Millionaire Porsche driver Richard Pusey is DENIED bail after ‘filming four dying cops’ – as his lawyer argues he ‘suffers narcissistic rage’
Richard Pusey has been denied bail after allegedly taunting a police officer as she lay dying following a catastrophic crash.
The 41-year-old was pulled over in his Porsche for allegedly speeding at 149 km/h down the Eastern Freeway in Kew, Melbourne, in April when a truck veered into the emergency lane.
Four officers were killed in the crash, and Pusey, a former nurse, allegedly fled the scene rather than render assistance.
The mortgage broker allegedly told Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor ‘now you’ve ‘f***ed my f***ing car’ and described the ordeal as ‘absolutely amazing’ as she died.
Magistrate Jo Metcalf concluded Pusey posed an unacceptable risk of committing further offences on bail.
Pusey (pictured) is alleged to have taken disturbing pictures at the crash sight, showing the officers’ lifeless bodies
She labelled Pusey’s alleged filming of the graphic scene as ‘highly intrusive and morally repugnant’ but noted it was not illegal.
‘My view is that Mr Pusey poses an unacceptable risk of committing offences on bail and endangering the safety and welfare of members of the public,’ the magistrate said.
A psychiatric report found Pusey ‘suffers with narcissistic rage’, his lawyer argued at the bail hearing. He has been prescribed Ritalin and a low-dose anti-psychotic to assist with his conditions.
Three other officers, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney, were also killed.
Emergency services took the bodies of the four police officers away from the scene
He allegedly filmed the graphic scene for more than three minutes before fleeing and sharing footage, including with a federal police officer he knew.
The mortgage broker is facing 12 charges including driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, the destruction of evidence, failing to render assistance and perverting the course of justice.
He has also allegedly tested positive to drugs including cannabis.
Truck driver Mohinder Singh remains in custody charged with four counts of culpable driving causing the officers’ death.
More to come.