Porsche driver Richard Pusey – whp is accused of taunting a dying police officer after a horror smash killed four cops – is hit with fresh charges
- Richard Pusey has been hit with two new charges relating to Melbourne crash
- He was pulled over for allegedly driving at 149km/h with drugs in his system
- Four officers were hit by a truck while on the roadside with the mortgage broker
- Pusey’s new charges relate to behaving in an indecent or offensive manner
A Porsche driver accused of filming and taunting a dying police officer after a horrific crash that killed four officers is facing new charges.
On Wednesday, investigators charged 41-year-old Richard Pusey with behaving in an indecent or offensive manner and committing an act outraging public decency.
He is already behind bars after he was refused bail when charged with 12 offences relating to a crash on April 22 on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway.
A truck hit four officers who had stopped to drug test Pusey and impound his car after he was pulled over for allegedly speeding
Richard Pusey was arrested on April 23, one day after the fatal crash which killed four police officers
Pictured: Emergency services trying to remove a Porsche from the scene the day after a fatal crash on Eastern Highway in Kew
A truck crashed into four officers after they pulled Pusey over for allegedly driving at 149km/h in his Porsche 911 with cannabis and ice in his system.
The mortgage broker avoided being struck because he’d been urinating off to the side of the road.
He is accused of filming the scene on his mobile phone instead of helping Senior Constable Lynette Taylor as she lay dying. The three male officers were already dead.
Public funerals were held for all four officers after the tragedy, which marked the single greatest loss of police life in Victoria’s history.
The mortgage broker (pictured in a court sketch) avoided being struck because he’d been urinating off to the side of the road
Pusey previous 12 charges include driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, destruction of evidence, perverting the course of justice, failing to remain at the scene after a drug test and failing to render assistance
Pusey previous 12 charges include driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, destruction of evidence, perverting the course of justice, failing to remain at the scene after a drug test and failing to render assistance.
Magistrate Jo Metcalf labelled Pusey’s alleged filming of the graphic crash scene as ‘highly intrusive and morally repugnant’ but noted it was not illegal.
He is now in protective custody at Melbourne Assessment Prison.
He’s due to return to court next week.
Senior Constable Kevin King (pictured, far left), Constable Glen Humphris (second from left), Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (second from right) and and Constable Josh Prestney (far right) all died in the crash