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Porsche driver Richard Pusey bids for bail

Porsche driver Richard Pusey bids for bail

The Porsche driver who allegedly fled the scene of the Melbourne freeway truck crash, which killed four police officers, has applied for bail.

Richard Pusey, 41, has made an application for bail that will be heard at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The mortgage broker is currently in custody at Melbourne Assessment Prison.

He was arrested on April 23, the day after the crash on the Eastern Freeway that killed Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney.

Pusey is facing multiple charges, including driving in a speed dangerous, destruction of evidence, reckless conduct endangering life and possessing drug of dependence.

Victoria Police alleges Pusey was intercepted by two officers on the freeway on April 22 after he was caught speeding at 149km/h. He allegedly tested positive for methylamphetamine and cannabis at the time.

The four officers were preparing to impound the Porsche 911 being driven by Pusey when a refrigerated truck hit them in the emergency lane.

“All I wanted to do was go home and eat my sushi, you’ve f***ed my f***ing car,” Pusey said to Leading Senior Constable Taylor while she was pinned under the truck, according to a body camera footage.