Heroin Addict Jailed After Killing Female Cyclist While He Was On Route To Collect Drugs

A speeding motorist who hit and killed a Dutch cyclist as he was on his way to buy drugs in Melbourne has been jailed and slapped with a 20-year driving ban.

Michael Panayides slammed into cyclist Gitta Scheenhouwer, 27, in Chapel Street last August, leaving her dead.

"It's a serious case of negligent culpable driving emanating from blatant disregard for the life and safety of others on the road," County Court Judge Michael McInerney said, jailing him for 11 years and minimum eight-and-a-half years on Friday.