‘You knew what you had done’
Judge Martin Joy said Rusu was “very much affected by drink and, no doubt, drugs”.
“Quite plainly, there was a prolonged period of dangerous driving and flagrant disregard for the rules of the road,” he said.
“Nobody saw the collision, but it is clear from the evidence you knew what you had done.
“You left the scene to avoid the police because of your intoxication.
“It involved the tragic death of Mohini Arora, who was driving in a perfectly safe manner.
“She was having a lovely day or evening a short while before.”
The judge added: “Nothing I can say unfortunately can make any difference to the fact that she died as a result of your criminal behaviour.
“There is no real mitigation in this case, apart from the fact you pleaded guilty.”
Daniel Stephenson, defending, said Rusu was not able to drive properly because of the amount of alcohol he consumed.
He had come to the UK to support his family. His employer described him as honest, trustworthy and popular.
“He will be deported and have no other opportunity to work in the UK again,” he added.