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Eastern Fwy driver's sentence slashed

Mohinder Singh has had his 22-year jail sentence reduced on appeal. (Luis Ascui/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

A truck driver who killed four police officers in a crash on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway will have his prison sentence reduced by three-and-a-half years.

Mohinder Singh, 49, asked Victoria's Court of Appeal to reduce his 22-year prison sentence, arguing it was manifestly excessive and the non-parole period too long.

The court on Thursday allowed his appeal and reduced his sentence to 18 years and six months.

His non-parole period was slashed to 14 years and six months, down from 18-and-a-half years.

Singh was short on sleep and high on drugs in April 2020, when he veered into a service lane and crashed a 19-tonne semi-trailer into four Victoria Police officers.

Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, and constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney, who had pulled over Porsche driver Richard Pusey for speeding, were killed.

Singh was last year jailed after pleading guilty to four counts of culpable driving causing death and drug trafficking charges.

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