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Arraignment continued for man charged in connection with deadly Nipomo crash

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 22:54:58-04

The Aptos man facing charges in connection with a deadly crash in Nipomo last week made his first court appearance Wednesday since his arrest.

Aleksandr Moiseyev did not enter a plea. His arraignment was continued to August.

Aleksandr Moiseyev during his arraignment July 17. (KSBY photo)
Aleksandr Moiseyev during his arraignment July 17. (KSBY photo)


The 28-year-old’s arrest came after officers say he drifted into the opposite lane on Pomeroy Road near Sandydale Drive and crashed his small SUV into a pickup truck the afternoon of July 8.

Emergency crews at the scene of a deadly crash on Pomeroy Rd. in Nipomo on July 8, 2019. (KSBY photo)


The driver of the pickup, identified as Jose Soto Gonzales, 57, from Nipomo, died at the scene.

Moiseyev has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two counts of driving under the influence of drugs causing injury, with an enhancement of personally causing great bodily injury, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Aleksandr Moiseyev


Jail logs show Moiseyev was booked into custody July 12 and remains behind bars at San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.