Lawyers for Porsche driver Richard Pusey hope to resolve assault and unlawful imprisonment charges against him, after he allegedly put a noose around a woman’s neck.
The 42-year-old faces eight charges from December 27 and 28, 2020, when he allegedly unlawfully imprisoned and threatened to kill a woman in Melbourne.
He’s also accused of putting a noose around her neck, sending and making abusive and derogatory texts and calls and contravening bail conditions over unrelated charges stemming from an earlier fatal crash.
Lawyer Vincent Peters and prosecutor Meagan McDonnell told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday they were in discussions to resolve the assault-related charges and needed more time.
Mr Pusey was previously accused of outraging public decency by filming the aftermath of a crash on the Eastern Freeway at Kew last April, and telling a dying policewoman “amazing, absolutely amazing”.
Officers had pulled Mr Pusey over for alleged speeding when a truck ploughed into the emergency lane.
Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, and constables Glen Humphris and Joshua Prestney died.
Mr Pusey was not injured, but accused of telling Senior Constable Taylor: “All I wanted was to go home and have my sushi and now you’ve “f—ed my f—ing car”.
He remains in custody.