Fatal crash in Nailsea had ‘huge impact’ on town, say police

James Bisset (right) was arrested at the scene. Picture: Mark Atherton

James Bisset (right) was arrested at the scene. Picture: Mark Atherton - Credit: Archant

Police hope the ‘tragic’ death of a Nailsea teenager by a motorist who was over the drink-drive will act as a reminder to people when they get behind the wheel.

Alex Gould, aged 18, died while walking home along Clevedon Road last February after 23-year-old James Bisset hit him and three others.

Bisset, who lived in Yatton, was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit, driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a controlled drug over the specified limit and possession of cocaine.

He was jailed today (Monday) at Bristol Crown Court for seven years and four months and disqualified from driving until 2024.

Sergeant Peter Truch said: “Nothing will bring Alex back and our thoughts remain with his family and friends.

“Our thoughts are also with the other person who was seriously injured during the incident and his family.

“This serves as a tragic reminder of the consequences of getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol and drugs.

“This incident has had a huge impact on all those involved and the wider community in Nailsea.”

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* For full story, see Wednesday’s North Somerset Times.