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Bellevue man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide charge
A Bellevue man alleged to have been high of marijuana when his vehicle struck a motorcycle and killed 23-year-old Blake Gaston on Oct. 4 pleaded not guilty today (Jan. 2) to a charge of vehicular homicide at his arraignment in King County Superior Court.
Caleb J. Floy will be released from jail after the judge dropped a $100,000 bond for the 33-year-old Bellevue man.
The Bellevue Police Department reports it was notified of the charge against Caleb J. Floyd, 33, Thursday by the King County Prosecutor's Office and that a $100,000 arrest warrant had been issued.
According to police, Gaston had been riding his motorcycle on Northeast 10th Street around 6 p.m. Oct. 4, when Floyd made a left turn to northbound 102nd Avenue Northeast striking the motorcyclist with his Acura Coupe. Gaston died from massive head trauma.
A search warrant was conducted to take Floyd's blood for a toxicology screening. The results indicate he had 9.8 nanograms of THC in his system, almost double the legal limit for driving with marijuana in your system Washington, police state. The blood draw occurred more than three hours after the collision.
A case-setting hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.