A drunk and unlicensed driver was travelling at twice the speed limit when he hit and killed a motorcyclist in Melbourne.
Jason John Welsh was travelling in a car at 208km/h in an 80km/h zone on a Melbourne highway seconds before he struck the motorcycle from behind.
Police estimate he was speeding at 164km/h with a blood alcohol level of about .015 - three times the legal limit - when he ploughed into the rider, throwing him about 90 metres and killing him instantly.
Victorian County Court Judge Richard Maidment said the fact Welsh was unlicensed, an offence for which he has previously been convicted, greatly aggravated his offending.
"You should never have been behind the wheel of the vehicle, you knew that," he told Welsh on Tuesday.
"It's one thing to drive at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre zone, but to do so with a considerable quantity of alcohol in your blood was a very serious criminal act.
"It does fall into the upper end of the offence of culpable driving."
Welsh, 22, of Mulgrave, pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death and reckless conduct endangering life over the December 2012 incident.
He also pleaded guilty to armed robbery and intentionally causing injury for a hold-up on a Mulgrave bottle-shop in August.
The robbery was committed while Welsh was on bail for his driving offences and involved him smashing a bottle of bourbon over the cashier's head.
Welsh was convicted of all charges and jailed for a total of 10 years and nine months.He must serve a minimum of seven years and six months.