South East Wales

Driver in court over Newport crash which killed Xana Doyle

Xana Doyle
Image caption Xana Doyle died following a crash in Newport

A drunk driver has appeared in court accused of killing a young woman when a stolen car he was driving crashed.

Xana Doyle, 19, died after the silver Toyota Avensis ended up on its roof on Usk Way last Friday morning.

Sakhawat Ali, 22, appeared at Newport Magistrates' Court charged with offences including causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

The case has been sent to Newport Crown Court for a hearing on 13 February and he was remanded in custody.

Mr Ali is also charged with unlawfully taking a vehicle, driving without insurance and dangerous driving.

The court heard Mr Ali was driving with 75mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

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Image caption The Toyota Avensis ended up on its roof in Usk Way

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