Richard Pusey, the Porsche driver who allegedly filmed a police officer as she lay dying on a Melbourne freeway in April, has been remanded in custody after being charged over an alleged assault at his home in Melbourne last night.
- Mr Pusey has been charged with assault, making threats to kill, false imprisonment and other offences after police were called to his home
- He has been remanded in custody to return to court next month
- In October he was committed to stand trial on separate charges dating back to the crash on the Eastern Freeway on April 22
Mr Pusey was remanded in custody to return to court on January 15 in a brief Bail and Remand Court hearing on Monday evening.
Earlier, Victoria Police said in a statement officers from the Critical Incident Response Team were sent to a Fitzroy property late last night after reports of screaming and windows being smashed.
Police said they had to force entry to the property and found a man on the roof, where he surrendered to officers.
Mr Pusey was taken to hospital for an assessment.
This afternoon Mr Pusey was charged with making threats to kill, false imprisonment, conduct endangering a person, assault, contravening his bail conditions and committing an indictable offence while on bail as well as using a telecommunication service to harass.
Mr Pusey came to public attention when he was pulled over by police officers on the Eastern Freeway on April 22 for allegedly driving his Porsche at 149 kilometres per hour.
He was pulled over by Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and First Constable Glen Humphris who were joined by two other officers, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Joshua Prestney.
Moments later a refrigerated truck veered into and killed all four officers.
Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Joshua Prestney were killed in the crash on April 22.(Supplied: Victoria Police)
The truck’s driver, Mohinder Singh, has since pleaded guilty to four counts of culpable driving causing death over the crash.
Mr Pusey was accused of filming Senior Constable Taylor after she was struck by the truck.
He has been committed to stand trial in the County Court on 11 charges dating back to the time of the crash, including reckless conduct endangering serious injury, possessing a drug of dependence, reckless conduct endangering life and outraging public decency.
In October Mr Pusey was granted bail after the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard he might not face trial until late 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.