A MAN has appeared in court charged with killing his friend in an allegedly drug-fuelled road accident.

Christopher Backhouse, 25, of Oxcliff in Scarborough, appeared before York Magistrates Court, charged with causing the death of Alexander Barron while driving without due care and attention, under the influence of drugs on the A64 near Tadcaster, on August 11, 2014.

He will appear at crown court on Friday, December 4.