A DRUNK driver who crushed a car and killed its passenger in an incident dubbed the “worst case of dangerous driving” will not have his sentence increased.

Adam Kershaw, 29, was nearly three times over the limit when he lost control of a “crudely converted” camper vehicle and drove into another car near Ingleton, leaving Joseph Keane with fatal head injuries.

Kershaw, of Booth Street, Cleckheaton, was jailed for nine years at Bradford Crown Court last month.

His case had been put forward to the Attorney General’s Office through a scheme for unduly lenient sentences.

It gives victims of crime, members of the public and the Crown Prosecution Service, a chance to ask for a sentence to be reviewed.

If deemed too low by the Attorney General, the Court of Appeal can be asked to review the sentence with a view to increasing it.

However in Kershaw's case the matter has not been referred on so will remain the same, it has been confirmed.

Kershaw pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while uninsured and unlicensed and possession of Ecstasy, DMT and ketamine.

The Court heard that Kershaw had been seen swerving across the road into the path of oncoming vehicles on July 13, 2018.

He hit a stone bridge at Coniston Cold causing more than £3,000 damage and narrowly avoided a collision with a coach containing 60 schoolchildren.

He then "effectively drove over" the Peugeot 107 28-year-old Mr Keane was a passenger in, on the A65 near Ingleton in North Yorkshire.

A succession of other drivers called 999 to report Kershaw after witnessing his terrifying driving.

In sentencing, Judge Jonathan Rose told Kershaw: “It is the worst case of dangerous driving it has been my misfortune to come across throughout my career at the Bar and on the Bench.”

He continued: “Over a distance of at least 28 miles your driving was utterly dreadful, appalling and highly dangerous to every other road user who had the misfortune to be on the same road as you.

“You were drunk. You were incapable of controlling this very large, very heavy vehicle.

“You had no reason to be driving as you did. It was all done because you were in drink.”

The prosecutor had said that Kershaw was travelling from Mytholmroyd to the Beat-Herder Festival in Sawley, Lancashire, after spending the previous night drinking and taking ketamine.

He did not have a licence to drive the lorry, which he had converted into an “unsafe” camper van with no restraints for the driver or rear passengers, and his insurance was not valid.

Kershaw approached the Peugeot, driven by Mr Keane’s girlfriend, student veterinary nurse, Alyssa Henderson, out of control and on the wrong side of the road.

The lorry tipped on to two wheels after he took a corner at a speed of up to 55mph, before its full weight dropped on to the car, crushing it and effectively driving over it.

Judge Rose said: “You drove over that car, you crushed it and, in so doing, you killed Joseph Keane.”

Father-of-two Kershaw was disgusted by what he had done, the court heard, and expressed his “deepest apologies” to the family.