Man accused of dangerous driving in fatal Nailsea crash appears in court

Clevedon Road was closed by police for several hours on February 14

Clevedon Road was closed by police for several hours on February 14 - Credit: Archant

A man, who is accused of drinking alcohol and taking drugs before getting into a car and killing a Nailsea teenager in a crash, has appeared in court.

The crash happened in Clevedon Road in Nailsea on Valentine's Day.

The crash happened in Clevedon Road in Nailsea on Valentine's Day. - Credit: Archant

James Bisset has been charged with causing injury by dangerous driving, driving under the influence of drink and drugs, possession of a class A drug – cocaine – as well as death by dangerous driving.

Bisset was arrested after the car he was driving collided with 18-year-old Alex Gould in Clevedon Road in the early hours of February 14.

Three other people were also injured in the incident before the vehicle hit a telegraph pole.

Mr Gould, a former pupil at Backwell School, died at Southmead Hospital hours after the crash and his family paid tribute to him as the ‘perfect son, brother, nephew and grandson’.

Alex Gould, who was killed in a fatal crash in Nailsea.

Alex Gould, who was killed in a fatal crash in Nailsea. - Credit: Archant

Yesterday (Monday) Bisset did not enter a plea and magistrates at the courthouse in St Georges, near Weston, referred the case to Bristol Crown Court due to the severity of one of the charges.

He will appear at the court at 10am on November 7.

Bisset was granted bail on the condition he does not drive.


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