A Porsche driver accused of filming a police officer in her dying moments following a horrific truck crash that killed three other officers has been hit with another charge.
Richard Pusey faced Melbourne Magistrates Court via video link on Wednesday, where an additional charge of “possessing an anti-speed measuring device” was filed.
The 42-year-old mortgage broker is already facing more than a dozen charges over the fatal Melbourne crash, including behaving in an indecent or offensive manner and committing an act outraging public decency, which his legal team are fighting to have dropped.
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He is also charged with driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, fail to remain after a drug test, fail to render assistance, fail to exchange detail, possessing drug of dependence, destruction of evidence and three counts of commit indictable offence.
Pusey was out on bail when he was pulled over for speeding on the Eastern Freeway around 5.30pm on 22 April.
As police were preparing to impound Mr Pusey’s Porsche, a large refrigerated truck driven by another man 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.
Instead of helping Senior Constable Lynette Taylor as she lay dying on the road, Mr Pusey allegedly filmed the ordeal on his mobile phone.
In the footage, he reportedly said: “There you go, amazing, absolutely amazing. All I wanted to do was go home and have my sushi… Now you f—ed my f—ing car”, before fleeing the scene.
In court today, Pusey’s lawyer said his client was “ashamed” of the way he acted.
“Mr Pusey explained that he was ashamed of what was contained on the footage,” barrister Dermot Dann told the court.
“He was ashamed because he’d said horrible things”.
The hearing continues.