Perth man Jamie Glasfurd, 62, allegedly had alcohol and methamphetamine in his system when he ploughed his car into a crowd of people outside a CBD bar, killing one man and injuring several others in August 2021.
A Supreme Court of Western Australia jury heard the details of Glasfurd’s alleged crimes on the first day of his four-week trial on Monday, with state prosecutor Brett Tooker claiming the accused deliberately accelerated up the hill on Pier Street before losing control of his vehicle.
The jury was shown confronting footage of Glasfurd driving a “supercharged” V8 Range Rover SUV at about 92 kilometres an hour along Pier Street at 6.30pm on Friday, August 20.
The CCTV showed the car crashing into a white Toyota Corolla parked outside the My Place bar, where patrons were dining outside.
Tooker alleged the impact from Glasfurd’s Range Rover killed 71-year-old Dirk Taljaard and injured a man in his 40s and four men in their 20s.
Glasfurd driver’s license was allegedly suspended at the time of the incident.
Afterwards, Glasfurd allegedly said to doctors: “What does it matter, I just killed a man?”
He also allegedly told a psychiatrist, who was assessing whether he was suicidal at the time of the crash, that he came out of a car park on Pier Street then…
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