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 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."
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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.