Richard Pusey will be released from prison
Those charges relate to him dragging a woman by the arm down stairs during an argument at his home on December 27 last year, stealing another driver’s car keys in an altercation in a Melbourne parking lot in October 2018. using a wrench to scrape a motorcycle in March 2019 after exchanging insults with a driver in Richmond, sending rude and threatening emails to a bank worker in August 2019 amid a dispute over a credit card bill, and dropping a $ 50 beer bar last year after being told he wasn’t welcome at a bottle shop.
He was out on bail when he assaulted the woman. That night he also briefly put a rope around his neck and climbed onto the roof of his apartment during a confrontation with the police. He was back in custody when he was arrested.
Days before, he sent homophobic, racist and insulting text messages to the police officers who came to his home.
On Monday, the police did not push for more jail time, but wanted Pusey to put in a community correction order.
Ms. Bate said that the assaulted woman had been “terrified” during her ordeal, which included being dragged into a rope and witnessing Pusey’s tirade against the police.
The magistrate described Pusey’s interactions with police as “disgusting,” found that he sent “abominable” and “very disturbing” emails to the bank worker and said his other crimes showed a clear pattern of behavior.
“Mr. Pusey reacted with common interactions with community members with outrage, disdain, immaturity and without regard for the impact of his behavior on other members of the community,” he said.
Pusey gained infamy for filming the four dying officers in Kew after Mohinder Singh’s truck veered into the emergency lane on the freeway and collided with police and their stopped cars.
Chief Principal Officer Lynette Taylor, Officer Kevin King, and Officers Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney had arrested Pusey for accelerating to 149 km / h in his Porsche. They were talking about impounding their vehicle when they were hit. Pusey was urinating on the side of the road at the time.
Singh, who was fatigued and affected by drugs, was imprisoned for 22 years.
Pusey has a long history of mental health problems, drug and alcohol use, and criminal convictions for incidents where he came into conflict with others. Ms. Bate said that Pusey needed treatment but found that she had no regrets, that she had little regard for court orders, and that her prospects for rehabilitation were protected.
The magistrate ordered Pusey to pay the motorcyclist $ 3,552 for repairs and $ 50 to the bottle store.
Pusey was banned from working as a mortgage broker on Tuesday for the next decade after the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said he had revoked his license for making false statements on credit license applications and compliance statements between 2011 and 2017.
The commission also banned it on character grounds because it lacked honesty, judgment and “did not respect the law.”
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