Man charged over drink-driving death

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A DRIVER charged with causing death by drink-driving after a car crash near Bathgate, West Lothian, has been remanded in custody.

Stuart Cunningham, 41, was fully committed for trial when he appeared on petition at 
Livingston Sheriff Court 
yesterday.

Cunningham, from Falkirk, Stirlingshire, made no plea or declaration during the private hearing.

Raul Vazquez Escribano, a Spanish national, died after the car he was travelling in crashed into a tree and flipped on to 
its roof.

The 25-year-old, who was living in Falkirk, was a passenger in a Volkswagen Passat which left the road near the junction of Limefield Road with Drumcross Road, just outside Bathgate, 11 days ago.

Police said the 41-year-old driver and the other passengers, two men aged 24 and 25 and a 15-year-old boy, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene by friends and family of Mr Escribano, who was originally from Madrid.