Porsche driver Richard Pusey fronts court over accusations he attacked a woman and put a noose around her neck while on bail over horr
Porsche driver Richard Pusey fronts court over accusations he attacked a woman and put a noose around her neck while on bail over horror truck crash where he allegedly filmed dying policewoman
- Richard Pusey, 42, is facing accusations he put a noose around a woman’s neck
- On bail for awaiting trial on charges including reckless conduct endangering life
- He is alleged to have filmed a policewoman dying at a crash site in April last year
A Porsche driver facing charges after a horror Melbourne crash will fight separate allegations he put a noose around a woman’s neck.
Richard Pusey was freed on bail in October while awaiting trial on charges of reckless conduct endangering life and drug offences linked to a crash on the Eastern Freeway in April that killed four police officers.
The officers had stopped Pusey’s Porsche on the freeway when a truck ploughed into them and he is accused of filming a dying policewoman.
Pusey was arrested and faced court last month on a series of fresh charges over alleged incidents at a Fitzroy property on December 27.
Richard Pusey (pictured above) is facing new allegations he put a noose around a woman’s neck on December 27 last year
(L-R): Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Joshua Prestney (pictured above) all lost their lives at the horror smash last April. Richard Pusey is accused of filming Lynette Taylor as she lay dying
Documents show an allegation the 42-year-old assaulted a woman, put a noose around her neck and threatened to kill her.
On Friday Pusey appeared via video link before magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg at a Melbourne court.
Pusey’s lawyer, Chris McLennan, said his client and the woman denied the allegations.
But Mr Rozencwajg said police claim to have seen Pusey assault the woman.
‘Unfortunately for Mr Pusey there’s police officers who saw him put a noose around her neck,’ the magistrate said.
Pusey is also accused of sending abusive and derogatory text messages and making menacing phone calls to another individual, and committing offences while on bail.
Part of Pusey’s bail conditions included a curfew and a requirement that he answer the door to police when requested.
He has been charged with breaching that condition twice, including on Christmas Day.
Pusey did not apply for bail on Friday and is due back in court on March 9.
The confronting site on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last April (pictured above) where four police officers died at the scene