Driver jailed for killing North Somerset teenager in crash

Bisset was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today (Monday).

Bisset was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today (Monday). - Credit: Archant

A 23-year-old man has been jailed after killing a North Somerset teenager in a crash on Valentine’s Day.

James Bisset was jailed earlier today (Monday).

James Bisset was jailed earlier today (Monday). - Credit: Archant

James Bisset, of Grace Close in Yatton, killed Alex Gould and injured three others in a crash in Nailsea last year.

He pleaded guilty 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 a class A drug (cocaine).

He was today (Monday) jailed for a total of seven years and four months at Bristol Crown Court. He was also given a seven-year driving disqualification.

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

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“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.

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

* For full story, see Thursday’s Weston Mercury.

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