Drunk Driver That Killed Steve Lacey Pleads Not Guilty

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The drunk driver who hit Steve Lacey, a Google software developer, and killed him is pleading not guilty to charges.

The drunken road rage incident left Lacey dead and his family and friends completely devastated. Patrick Rexroat, 56, was driving an SUV when he crossed the centerline on I-405 in Kirkland and hit Lacey’s car head-on.

Several of Lacey’s friends were in King County Superior Court wearing shirts in his honor.

Rexroat was three times over the legal driving limit, and seemed careless after hearing the news of Lacey’s death at the scene of the accident.

Rexroat is in jail on $1 million bail.

"The tragic death of Steve Lacey was not an accident," King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said in a written statement. "It was the predictable result of aggressive driving under extreme intoxication."

Click here to read the original story on the fatal DUI collision.

Washington State Fatal Drunk Driving Death Statistics

In 2008, 255 people in Washington State lost their lives in fatal alcohol related motor vehicle collisions. One hundred eighty-two (182) of those accidents involved a drunk driver whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.08 or higher. In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol.

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