Varanjot Singh-Kandola, 27, was driving his Mercedes with passenger Tanvi Makwana, 25, when he reached speed of 100mph and crashed.

The accident happened on 13 January on Loughborough Road, Coleorton

A witness saw Varanjot’s car overtaking another car on a bend just before it hit a lamppost and ended up in a field.

Varanjot appeared drunk at the time of collision but he did not allow the police to breathalyse him, when he was unconscious a blood sample was collected but it could not be used to prove if he was over the drink drive limit at the time of the crash.

Varanjot had planned to flee to India as he purchased a one way ticket to India just days before he was to be questioned by police.

Police got the information about his escape plan and arrested him.

The accident happened on 50mph zone, Varanjot had overtaken a white transit van, the driver of the van said he was driving at around 100mph.

Varanjoot claims to be driving at 60-70 mph when he hit the kerb on the opposite side of the road which made his car rotate and hit a lamppost and then went through a fence into a field.

Miss Makwana, who was described in court as “a bright and vibrant young lady”, died on the spot. Both were not wearing the seat belt.

He was jailed for 7 years and six months and given a three year driving ban after his release.

Detective Constable Paul Bingham, the officer in the case, said: “Singh-Kandola admitted and has been sentenced for causing the death of Miss Makwana by careless driving.

“This was aggravated by the fact he refused to allow the analysis of a blood sample taken from him at the hospital.

“The defendant’s extremely poor manner of driving on the day of the incident cost a young woman her life and my thoughts and sympathies remain with the family of Miss Makwana.”