Richard Pusey: Australian driver 'taunted dying police at crash scene'

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Melbourne man Richard Pusey is going through a dozen fees associated to the deadly crash

An Australian man filmed and mocked 4 police officers as they lay dying, a court docket has heard in line with native media. Richard Pusey, 41, who faces fees of reckless conduct and obstructing justice, utilized for bail on Monday. He was pulled over for dashing on a freeway final month.

A short time later, a truck veered into the lane and ploughed into the officers. Mr Pusey was left unhurt. Police say he filmed the scene earlier than fleeing.

On Monday, his lawyer, Vincent Peters, mentioned his shopper could have been in shock following the accident, reported the Australian Associated Press. All four police officers had been standing out of their cars when the refrigerated lorry drove into them and Mr Pusey's Porsche sports activities automobile. The driver, Mohinder Singh Bajwa, is going through negligent driving fees over the crash.

Mr Pusey was arrested at his dwelling in Melbourne hours after the crash on 22 April on the Eastern Freeway. Senior Constables Lynette Taylor and Kevin King, and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney died at the scene. It represented the worst lack of life within the historical past of Victoria Police, officers mentioned.

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(l-r) Kevin King, Josh Prestney, Lynette Taylor and Glen Humphris

Police informed a court docket on Monday that Mr Pusey filmed the scene for over three minutes, throughout which he zoomed in on sure areas and made derogatory remarks.

The physique digital camera of Senior Constable Taylor additionally captured Mr Pusey taunting her as she lay pinned beneath the truck. Experts say she was possible nonetheless alive at the time. Police have alleged that he later examined constructive for medication.

"There you go. Amazing, absolutely amazing," he's alleged to have mentioned. "All I wanted was to go home and have my sushi now and you've [expletive] my [expletive] car."

His reported statements have sparked outrage in the area people.

Victoria's Police Minister Lisa Neville beforehand condemned his actions as "completely sickening and disgusting".

The court docket is but to decide on his bail software.

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