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Truck driver charged with killing four police officers faces court

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The truck driver accused of causing the deaths of four police officers on the Eastern Freeway has faced court for the first time since being slapped with an extra 33 charges related to the tragedy.

The truck driver accused of causing the deaths of four police officers on the Eastern Freeway has faced court for the first time since being slapped with an extra 33 charges related to the tragedy.

Mohinder Singh, 47, appeared via video link at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court today, with his lawyer Steven Pica telling the court the accused needed to see an expert witness "face-to-face", before the case could proceed.

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The expert has not been able to meet the man in person due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions in prisons.

The Cranbourne man is charged with killing Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney after allegedly ploughing into them on the freeway.

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The officers had pulled over to impound the Porsche of Richard Pusey - who was allegedly speeding at the time.

Mr Singh is also accused of driving under the influence and drug trafficking.

He will return to court in November.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/truck-driver-mohinder-singh-charged-killing-police-on-eastern-freeway-faces-court/1407337a-8707-4f68-84fb-6dc6f80192d4

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