/ 29 April 2021

Horror crash protagonist’s sentence angers families

Melbourne man Richard Pusey could be released from jail later this week after a judge yesterday ruled the 10 months he has already served almost fulfils his sentence. The mortgage broker, who is diagnosed with a complex personality disorder, was detained last year for filming Victorian police officers Lynette Taylor, Glen Humphris, Kevin King and Joshua Prestney after they’d been hit by a truck on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway in April last year. Pusey had been pulled over for speeding before the crash occurred and escaped unharmed. The judge’s decision was slammed by police organisations and the families of the officers. Lynette Taylor’s husband Stuart Schulze yesterday said the footage Pusey recorded of his dying wife “tears at my heart and soul.” But Pusey’s legal woes aren’t over – he could be held in jail as he awaits his next hearing over unrelated theft and assault charges on 6 May. Mohinder Singh, the truck driver, was sentenced to a 22-year jail term earlier this month.

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