A man has been arrested for the deaths of four Victorian police officers who died in a horror car accident.
Detectives from Taskforce Paragon arrested the 49-year-old man from Frankston, southeast Melbourne, on Saturday morning in Lyndhurst.
The four police officers were killed when they seized a Richard Pusey Porsche 911 on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway near Kew on April 22.
A 49-year-old man from Frankston, Southeast Melbourne, was arrested Saturday after the deaths of four Victoria police officers in a horrific highway crash in April (photo)
Senior Constable Kevin King (photo, far left), Constable Glen Humphris (second from left), Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor (second from right) and Constable Josh Prestney (far right) all died in the crash
Richard Pusey (photo) was arrested on April 23, a day after the fatal crash that killed four police officers after driving him over speeding
Victoria police told Daily Mail Australia that the man was helping the police with their questions and the investigation was ongoing.
Lynnette Taylor, Kevin King, Glen Humphris and Joshua Prestney died after Pusey was paused for speeding.
A truck driven by 47-year-old Mohinder Singh Bajwa hit the emergency lane and collided with the four officers.
Police say 41-year-old Pusey was clocked while driving 149 mph while under the influence of methamphetamine and cannabis.
Pusey is accused of recording the scene on his cell phone instead of helping Senior Constable Lynette Taylor while she was dying. The three male officers were already dead.
After the tragedy, which marked the greatest loss of police life in Victoria’s history, public funerals were held for all four officers.
Pusey, a 41-year-old mortgage broker (shown in a court sketch), avoided being hit by the truck for peeing along the road
Mohinder Singh Bajwa, 47, the driver of Connect Logistics’ refrigerated chicken truck that plowed into the group of officers has been charged with driving guilty
Pusey, from Fitzroy, has been charged with 12 offenses, including driving at a dangerous speed, reckless behavior that endangers life, destroys evidence, disrupts justice, remains out of place after a drug test, and provides no assistance.
He was arrested a day after the crash on April 23 and was charged two more charges in June, including indecent or offensive conduct and an act of violation of public decency.
Pusey appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on July 16 and received 15 charges.
The 41-year-old mortgage broker avoided being hit in the accident while urinating along the road.
At a hearing in June, magistrate Jo Metcalf labeled Pusey’s alleged recording of the graphic crash scene as “ very pushy and morally repugnant, ” but noted that it was not illegal.
Emergency services attempt to take Pusey’s Porsche 911 (pictured) from place the day after a deadly crash on Eastern Highway in Kew
Pusey’s 15 indictments include driving at a dangerous speed, reckless behavior endangering life, shredding evidence, distorting justice, staying out of place after a drug test, and not providing assistance
Bajwa, the driver of Connect Logistics’ refrigerated chicken wagon plowed into the group, has been charged with guilty driving and has been behind bars for 20 years.
Police reportedly found drugs and an ice pipe in the cab of his truck.
The truck company involved in the fatal accident has been penalized for safety breaches, including truck failures and the use of tired drivers.
New South Wales police have opened an investigation into Connect Logistics and have now imposed 35 infringement notifications on the company in West Sydney.
Traffic and Highway Patrol inspected 61 heavy vehicles and trailers in Wetherill Park, Marulan, Wagga Wagga and Pine Creek in May for a week.
More to come
The Eastern Freeway center truck company that killed four Melbourne police officers last month has been hit by a series of security breaches