A ‘drug-crazed’ driver who killed a man in a horrific hit-and-run crash while on police bail has been jailed for six years.
Stefan Gvozdenovic, 33, was driving his friend’s Range Rover at 65mph in a 30mph zone when he hit into Carl Moore outside a pub.
Mr Moore, 28, was walking across the road to see a friend when he was mown down in the early hours of November 24 last year.
Gvozdenovic sped off and dumped the car while Mr Moore was rushed to hospital, but tragically died a short time later.
Police launched a manhunt for the killer driver and Gvozdenovic handed himself in seven hours later.
He was jailed on Thursday for six years after he admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
He was also banned from driving for 14 years.
Judge Michael Challinor said: ‘You took no evasive action to avoid the pedestrian and continued along the road in full knowledge of having hit someone while on bail for another episode of dangerous driving.
‘This was reckless, risk taking behaviour.
‘Long after your release from this sentence the family of the man you killed will still be suffering from their loss.’
Just weeks before the fatal crash, Gvozdenovic was arrested after he crashed a BMW into a tree during a police chase and was granted bail.
On the night Mr Moore died, he had been with friends at the Boatman’s Rest pub in Walsall, West Mids.
When he was arrested, tests showed he had cocaine in his system and was over the drug drive limit.
Prosecutor Peter Grice told the court: ‘He had been involved in a prolonged, persistent period of deliberate bad driving.’
The court heard Gvozdenovic, of Walsall, had nine penalty points on his driving licence and previous convictions involving 18 separate offences.
Oliver Woolhouse, defending, said: ‘He had not learnt from the earlier incident of dangerous driving and only has himself to blame.’
Speaking after the case, Carl’s stepfather Neil Hackett, said: ‘Our lives have been ripped apart and will never be the same again.’