Singh told the court that under cross-examination by Lage’s lawyers, he lost his memory even when speaking to police immediately after the crash “because I was on drugs”.
Numerous cases against Connect and its executives allege that they did not properly manage driver fatigue, which put people at risk.
The court heard that Connect records, particularly driver timetables, were key to the case against Large.
Prosecutors had Singer examine the timeline leading up to the accident.
The court heard Singh had recorded a 9.20pm break in Lyndhurst the night before the crash. But he also wrote on the same paper that he had left Lyndhurst at 9pm.
Singer couldn’t account for the myriad of similar errors in his timetable. He said no one at Connect, including his supervisor, had asked him about his timetable.
“We never talked about the break,” Singh told the court.
Last week, the court heard Singh’s supervisors had concluded he was unfit to drive and should have seen a doctor before the crash.
“He went in to meet with the supervisor in Melbourne and then sat behind the wheel of the truck. It was an hour after the accident,” Single told the court.
Singh was jailed for more than 18 years for driving that caused the deaths of Senior Constable Lynnette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney.
He also pleaded guilty to drug offences. A Victoria court heard he was taking methamphetamines and had only slept for five hours before the crash.
The court also heard that Singh had been hallucinating before the crash due to a drug problem.
On appeal, he received a four-year reduced sentence for pledging to help prosecutors in the case against Connect and its executives.
During cross-examination on Friday, Singer told the court that his lawyer told him he was to do what prosecutors asked him to do. He is unrepresented in court.
If convicted on the most serious charges against Large, he faces a fine of up to $3 million, five years in prison, or both.
Connect Logistics and its executives, Matthews and Chalmers, are expected to be sentenced later this year.
Connect faces a fine of up to $3 million, the largest possible penalty in the NSW District Court.
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