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Man suspected in vehicular homicide reportedly high on pot

BELLEVUE — A 33-year-old man who allegedly hit a motorcyclist after failing to yield on a left turn Friday night in Bellevue is expected to be charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly admitting he was high on medical marijuana at the time of the accident.

Caleb J. Floyd was involved in an accident that killed 24-year-old Blake Gaston Friday night at the intersection of NE 10th Street and 102nd Avenue NE, court documents show. According to police, Floyd failed yield on a left turn and ran into Gaston, who was traveling westbound on NE 10th Street in an orange 2005 KTM 450 motorcycle.

Following the accident, a drug recognition expert interviewed Floyd and determined he was intoxicated even though he blew a 0.00 blood-alcohol level in a voluntary test. The drug recognition expert asked Floyd if he smoked marijuana, and he allegedly admitted to smoking pot just before the crash.

“I knew you were going to pin this on that,” Floyd allegedly told police.

He was booked and held in King County Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide. He is expected to appear in King County Court for a bail hearing at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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7 comments

  • Gordgray

    I am so tired of people using the excuse of I drank this or I smoked that or I used this drug SO not my fault! I say if thy kill some one due to there lack of thought then do to them as thy did to there victims!

  • what ever

    all you people that are bad mouthing pot just because this idiot got in his car fully knowing he was breaking the law, are completly out of line this has nothing to do with the responsible pot user please keep your childish comments away, would you make the sam comments if it were a perscription pill or alcohol……….all you anti pot smokers are is petty and that is giving you a little bit of credit.

  • a friend

    The Marijuana part really shouldn't be the focus of this story. Blake is the focus. Medical or not. Marijuana or not. A life was taken way too soon.
    And really? You knew they were going to pin "this on that.” Don't worry, i'm pinning "this" (a great man's death) on your irresponsible lack of attention. Mr. Floyd maybe you need to reevaluate your priorities.

  • :(:(

    This isn't about weed, this is about Blake- a wonderful person who's death deserves justice. I hope this bastard spends some serious time in jail so he can think about what he's done and how many people's lives he's affected with his choices.


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