A Porsche driver who filmed himself telling a dying police officer “horrible things” after a Melbourne highway crash has been given bail.
Not suspected of causing the Eastern Freeway crash on April 22, Richard Pusey filmed the aftermath of the accident that killed four officers and then fled the scene.
On Friday, the 42-year-old was granted bail and must adhere to strict terms.
When a truck crashed into four officers who had pulled the mortgage broker over for alleged speeding and a drug test, Pusey escaped injury.
There is no allegation of the mortgage broker causing the accident.
“There you go. Amazing, absolutely amazing,” Pusey allegedly told a dying Senior Constable Lynette Taylor as she groaned for help in the wreck.
“All I wanted was to go home and have my sushi and now you’ve “f***ed my f***ing car,” Pusey allegedly also told her.
Also killed in the crash were Senior Constable Kevin King, and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney.
On Wednesday, Pusey was sentenced to stand trial in Melbourne Magistrates Court on four charges of possessing a drug of dependency, outrageous public decency, and reckless behaviour that endangers serious injury and life.
Another four charges against Pusey were dismissed by Magistrate Donna Bakos for failing to provide assistance after the crash, the destruction of evidence and two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The Magistrate cited factors on Friday, including onerous conditions in gaol and a delay of up to three years before trial due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
Pusey had stable accommodation and family support, she said.
He will be banned from driving and, as part of his bail conditions, must abide by a curfew and undergo psychiatric treatment.