A Leicester man who admitted driving dangerously and causing the death of another motorist has been jailed for six years.
Shahid Omar, 28, of Belgrave, Leicester, previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. He was sentenced on 20 July.
Omar also received a ban from driving for three years and will have to take a full re-test before he will be allowed back on the road.
The collision occurred back in 2014 on 6 September, when his car crashed into another vehicle, which was being driven by Harjit Thaliwal, 27, on the A6.
Mr Thaliwal received serious injuries and died on his way to hospital.
Omar and two other people in his car were injured.
The actions of both drivers in those few moments last September resulted in the Thaliwal family losing their loved one and now Omar will begin his six year sentence which will no doubt also have a devastating effect on his family.
“Omar drove his vehicle with alcohol in his system and had no regard for the consequences his actions may have on other road users.
“Drinking and driving does not mix, we are constantly informing the public of the dangers of getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of alcohol and this is one example of the devastating consequences.
“We hope that Omar’s admission of guilt and the sentence passed yesterday will help the Thaliwal family move on with their lives and assist in putting the events of last September behind them.”
The investigation revealed that Omar and Mr Thaliwal were racing along the A6 and Omar was also over the legal drink drive limit.
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