/ 15 April 2021

Singh gets 22 years prison

The truck driver who killed 4 police officers on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last year was sentenced to 22 years in jail yesterday by Victoria’s Supreme Court. Mohinder Singh was sleep deprived and under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash and must serve 18.5 years before he is eligible for parole. On the deadliest day in Victoria Police’s history, officers Lynette Taylor, Kevin King, Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney were killed when the 48yo veered into an emergency lane and hit the officers and their vehicles. They were on the side of the freeway after pulling over mortgage broker Richard Pusey for speeding. While Pusey escaped unscathed, he’s awaiting sentencing for outraging public decency for filming the officers as they died. Supreme Court Justice Paul Coghlan said the “unnecessary loss” of the officers’ lives was “a matter of huge community sorrow and regret.”

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