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Becky Caine: Wrong-way driver jailed for M62 motorway killing UPDATED

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A drink-driver who killed an aspiring Leeds model when driving the wrong way along a motorway has been jailed for eight years.

Rebecca Caine, 20, died from multiple injuries in the head-on collision between junctions 21 and 22 of the M62 in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

Zimbabwean national Wilfred Museka, 31, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at an earlier hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Museka, who gained political asylum after arriving in the UK in 2000, had been to a family party.

He drank so much alcohol that he could not recall how or why he had later travelled to the border of West Yorkshire where the crash took place, the court heard.

His vehicle careered into the path of a car containing Miss Caine, who was a rear seat passenger.

She had just returned from holiday and visited Manchester to see a friend perform at a nightclub. She was on the journey home in the early hours of September 16.

Museka was arrested and found to be more than twice over the drink-drive limit.

He had never held a full driving licence and had 11 previous convictions for driving matters.

Judge Adrian Smith said: “This can properly be described as a flagrant disregard of the basic rules of motoring caused by a self-inflicted inability to exercise any judgment by the consumption of large amounts of alcohol.”

Tina Landale, prosecuting, said Miss Caine and three male friends had spent a happy evening together at the Printworks club in Manchester.

Museka had driven from his home in Powell Street, Clayton, to attend a house party in Openshaw.

He drank lager and rum mixed with Red Bull before he got back into his Renault Megane.

His vehicle was seen on CCTV passing no entry signs on to the exit slip road to the eastbound carriageway of the M62.

When the collision happened, Miss Caine was thrown from a window of the car she was travelling in. Museka also pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, no licence and no insurance.

 
 
 

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