A DRUG driver, who mowed down and killed a father-of-four as he tried to cross the road, posed with high-performance vehicles just days after his victim’s death.

Rizwan Ali, 26, was driving at almost 60mph when he hit 65-year-old care home worker Colin Olawumi on a pedestrian crossing on Topp Way, Bolton, on August 18, 2018.

Ali used his brother’s driving licence to fraudulently hire a Range Rover Sport which he drove to a wedding where he took both cocaine and cannabis.

This week Ali, of Russell Street, Heaton, was handed a sentence of 41 months imprisonment, along with a driving ban of four years and 8 months, after he admitted charges of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit and causing death while driving uninsured and fraud.

Despite his guilty pleas, Judge Graeme Smith criticised Ali for his initial efforts to fight the case and his attempts to shift the blame onto Mr Olawumi, traumatising the dead man’s family for 18 months.

Ali denied he had been speeding and the court heard how he waited until the day the jury was to be sworn in for a trial on March 2 this year before entering guilty pleas.

Ali also claimed “everyone does it” when asked to answer for his speeding, the court heard.

In their victim impact statements, Mr Olawumi’s family described how they discovered various pictures of Ali posing with fast cars, which they said he continued to post as proceedings continued, with one photograph, showing him sat on the bonnet of a blue Volkswagen Golf R34 grinning, posted on August 26 2018 - just eight days after Mr Olawumi’s death.

Another image on Ali’s Instagram account showed him with a Lamborghini Aventador and was captioned ‘flyinggggg!’ followed by a number of racing car emojis.

The pictures have now all been released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

During the sentencing at Bolton Crown Court, Judge Smith criticised Ali, a valet, for the pictures, saying: “I have seen the photographs and videos posted to your Facebook and Instagram accounts since the accident, which show you in or next to various high-performance cars.

“I can understand why Mr Olawumi’s family have been caused additional distress by this, and why they feel that the remorse you are now expressing is not sincere. You clearly continue to have an interest in high-performance cars, and it was undoubtedly unwise in the circumstances to post these photographs and videos to public accounts.”