The Porsche driver who recorded a policewoman dying after the fatal crash on the Eastern Freeway will apply for bail over allegations he put a noose around a woman’s neck.
Richard Pusey is facing charges of false imprisonment, make threats to kill, reckless conduct by allegedly “placing a noose around the neck” of the woman and assault in relation to a separate incident on December 27 last year.
The 43-year-old mortgage broker did not appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday because of a tech issue.
Instead, his lawyer Rainer Martini told the court his client wanted to apply for bail and that they were in discussions with prosecutors about the noose allegations.
“I will engage further with my client as to the offers and whether he finds them acceptable to him or not,” Mr Martini told the court.
He said there were some delays as he had only taken on the case in the last three weeks and was still waiting on material.
Four police officers were killed when truck driver Mohinder Singh ploughed into the group who pulled over Mr Pusey for allegedly speeding.
Singh has since pleaded guilty to four counts of culpable driving causing death and admitted he had been on an ice binge before he fatally ran into the officers.
Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney were killed in the crash.
Mr Pusey was sentenced to 10 months for outraging public decency, drug possession, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and speeding in April this year.
He was also put on a two-year good-behaviour bond, slapped with a $1000 fine and his license was suspended for two years.
The bail application has been set down for August 23.