A drunken driver killed two people in a horrific head on smash whilst ''fishtailing'' in his car after a cocaine and lager binge.

Father of three Dean Farrimond, 35, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was so crazed by drink and drugs he could not control his Vauxhall Astra and weaving around on the wrong side of the road.

Tragedy struck when he ploughed into a taxi travelling in the opposite direction and propelled it backwards, causing the cab to smash into the front wall of a house. 

Private hire driver Kenneth Grimshaw, 59, died at the scene from multiple injuries whilst his rear seat passenger Emma Houghton, 23, passed away later in hospital. Blood tests could only be carried out on Farrimond four hours after the crash which showed he was twice the drink drive limit.

He was jailed for eight years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.