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Porsche driver Richard Pusey faces fresh charges after Melbourne police raid home


The Melbourne Porsche driver Richard Pusey, who is awaiting trial on several charges over April’s Eastern Freeway crash in which four police officers died, faces fresh charges, including making threats and breaching bail.

Pusey was taken to hospital after Victoria police raided his home late on Sunday. Police confirmed they had to force their way into a home in Fitzroy after reports of a disturbance about 11.30pm on Sunday.

They found a man on the roof and critical incident response team officers negotiated with him “before he surrendered to police without incident”.

They later said he had been charged with making threats to kill, false imprisonment, dangerous conduct, assault, breaching bail, committing indictable offence while on bail, and using a telecommunications service to harass.

A woman who was also in the home at the time of the disturbance was not injured and is helping police with their inquiries.

Pusey, who was granted bail two months ago, is due to stand trial at a date to be set on several charges after allegedly filming the aftermath of the 22 April crash on the Eastern Freeway.

He is charged with outraging public decency, drug possession, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and reckless conduct endangering life.

That case will next be mentioned in court on 10 February.

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