Porsche driver Richard Pusey denied bail over fatal Melbourne truck crash

A Porsche driver who allegedly filmed a police officer in her dying moments following a horror truck crash in Melbourne, instead of seeking help, has been denied bail.

Melbourne mortgage broker Richard Pusey was pulled over on the side of the Eastern Freeway in Kew for allegedly speeding at 149 km/h last month.

He also allegedly tested positive to ecstasy and cannabis.


As police were preparing to impound Mr Pusey’s Porsche, a large refrigerated truck ploughed into the officers as they were standing in the emergency lane.

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, First Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney all died at the scene.

The court heard that Pusey allegedly filmed Senior Constable Taylor as she lay dying on the road, before telling her “There you go, amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have my sushi. Now you’ve f***ed my f***ing car”.

He then fled the scene.

In Melbourne Magistrates Court this morning, Magistrate Johanna Metcalf refused the 41-year-old bail.

“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,” Magistrate Metcalf said.

Pusey is facing 12 charges including driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, destroying evidence and failing to render assistance.

He was remanded in custody to face court again in July.

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I wonder if it wasn’t police officers he would be treated the same.