A man who drove the wrong way along a motorway while drunk has been jailed for killing a passenger in a car that he smashed into.
Wilfred Museka of Powell Street, Clayton, admitted causing death by dangerous driving, fraud by false representation, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence. At Minshull Street Crown Court he was sentenced to eight years in prison.
On Sunday 16 September 2012, Museka, who was driving a black Renault Megane, joined the M62 by driving the wrong way along the exit slip road. He continued to drive the wrong way along the eastbound carriageway for about half a mile. Shortly before 3am he ploughed into a Chevrolet Matiz, killing 20-year-old passenger Rebecca Caine instantly.
Following his arrest for causing death by dangerous driving Museka failed a breath test. A blood test later revealed he was more than twice the drink drive limit.
Museka, who has a previous conviction for drink driving and other motoring offences, was also found not to have a full valid UK driving licence and in fact only had a provisional licence. He also obtained insurance for the vehicle he was driving fraudulently.