Not guilty plea in I-405 fatality at Kirkland
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- The driver accused of drunken driving road rage in a fatal crash on Interstate 405 at Kirkland pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
King County prosecutors say 56-year-old Patrick Rexroat of Snohomish was chasing another car and had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 percent on July 24 when his car collided with a car not involved in the chase, killing Steve Lacey of Kirkland.
KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/pK5DDl ) about a dozen of Lacey's friends and family members were in the Seattle courtroom wearing shirts in his memory.
Lacey was a 43-year-old father of two who worked for Google.
If convicted of vehicular homicide, Rexroat would face about three years in prison. He's being held in jail with bail set at $1 million.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/