The truck driver who caused the death of four police officers in Melbourne early last year has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
48-year-old Mohinder Singh was high on ice when he crashed into four officers who’d pulled over a motorist on the Eastern Freeway on April 22.
He’d claimed that he saw a witch in the moments leading up to his fatal swerve into the emergency lane in Kew.
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Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney were performing a traffic stop when the truck mowed them down, killing them all at the scene.
The officers had pulled over Porsche driver Richard Pusey because he was allegedly speeding, but Mr Pussey wasn’t hit by the truck because he was urinating behind a barrier at the moment of impact.
He then allegedly filmed some of the officers dying before fleeing the scene in behaviour that has since been deemed “repugnant” and “abhorrent” by the Crown prosecutor.
The Cranbourne truck driver was finally sentenced in the Victorian Supreme Court today, with the judge also taking into consideration three counts of trafficking a drug of dependence and one count of possessing a drug of dependence.
Mr Singh has been sentenced to 22 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 18 and a half years.
Mr Pussey,42, pleaded guilty to four charges against him of outraging public decency, drug possession, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and speeding, and is due to be sentenced later this month.