The face of the ‘show off’ drink driver who ploughed into motorcyclist, 29, who was thrown from bike and killed

This is the face of a ‘show off’ drink driver who ploughed into an innocent motorcyclist, causing him to be thrown from his bike and sustain fatal injuries.

Callum Carew, 34, was driving in his white BMW M2 along the A534 in Crewe at around 11.15pm on March 31, hitting speeds of around 140mph in a 60mph zone.

Moments later, he ploughed into the back of a blue Direct Bikes Scooter, which was being ridden by 29-year-old Razvan Brumar. The impact of the collision caused him to be thrown from his bike and suffer catastrophic injuries.

Emergency services raced to the scene, where Razvan was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital. He later passed away as a result of his injuries.

Carew then callously tried to blame his victim when questioned by police, claiming the bike had no lights. He also told officers he had only had one pint before he failed a breath test and was arrested.

When tested in custody, Carew had a reading of 93 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – more than two times the legal limit.

During the investigation, officers extracted data from his vehicle which showed that the average speed on the journey that Carew took prior to the collision was 104.3mph.

Forensic reports also concluded that the BMW was travelling at between 66mph and 81mph when it collided with Razvan’s scooter. When questioned by detectives in custody, he refused to answer.

29-year-old Razvan was thrown from his bike and killed
29-year-old Razvan was thrown from his bike and killed

Carew, of Rochester Crescent, in Crewe, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving while over the drink-drive limit. He was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Monday (May 13) to nine years and four months behind bars.

Following the sentencing Sergeant Andrew Dennison of the Serious and Complex Collision Investigator said: “This was a tragic but entirely preventable collision caused by Carew’s poor driving and his catastrophic decision to drive while under the influence.

“Driving a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right, and it comes with great responsibility to act within the rules laid down when you pass your test.

“That night Carew chose to deliberately ignore those rules, not only did he get behind the wheel while drunk, but he then went out and drove at excessive speeds, for no other reason other than to show off to his passenger, and showing absolutely no regard for the safety of other motorists. Sadly, as a result of the selfish actions taken by Carew, an innocent man lost his life.

“I would like to pass on my gratitude to the members of public who assisted at the scene and for the courts for handing down this sentence on Carew and I hope that in some small way, this gives his family some comfort knowing justice has been served.”


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