Lawyers representing a Porsche driver accused of filming and taunting a dying police officer say they want to resolve the case against him.
Richard Pusey is facing more than a dozen charges tied to an April crash that killed four Victoria Police officers on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway.
The 41-year-old faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, where his barrister Dermot Dann QC said there were “very large legal questions” about whether some of the charges Pusey was facing could be made out.
He acknowledged Mr Pusey’s case was “one part in one chapter of a very tragic event” and that it had the potential to play out over years.
But he said Mr Pusey had asked that it be resolved “as quickly as possible”.
A truck collided with the four police officers who had stopped to drug test Mr Pusey and impound his car after he was stopped for allegedly speeding.
Mr Pusey, a mortgage broker, avoided being struck but is accused of recording the scene on his mobile phone instead of helping Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor as she lay dying.
He’s also charged with driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, destruction of evidence, perverting the course of justice, failing to remain at the scene after a drug test and failing to render assistance.
Police added further charges in June, alleging Mr Pusey committed an act outraging public decency and behaved in an indecent or offensive manner.
Mr Dann said discussions were underway with prosecutors to see if the case could be resolved.
Some charges could be dealt with in the Magistrates Court, but others would have to be lifted to the County Court.
Mr Dann indicated he hoped for a resolution that would allow the case to go ahead in the lower court.
The case will return to court on August 13.