Redmond man pleads not guilty in death of Kirkland cyclist
By MATT PHELPS
Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
December 27, 2011 · 9:43 AM
The Redmond man who struck and killed a Kirkland cyclist plead not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide Dec. 22.
Nathan Jeremie Godwin, 26, was arrested Dec. 8 on suspicion of DUI after he hit Bradley Nakatani, 36, of Kirkland, with his SUV in the intersection of 132nd Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th Street in Kirkland near the Redmond city limits.
If convicted on the charges Godwin could face three-to-four years in prison.Godwin is suspected of hitting Nakatani in the intersection traveling 60 mph in the 35-mph zone.
Godwin's blood alcohol level was taken 45 minutes after the accident and registered at .078. The legal limit in Washington State is .08.
Godwin, a convicted felon, also admitted to taking two drugs, Lexapro and Suboxone, prior to the accident, for which is used to treat an addiction to opiates.
A case setting hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 24.Contact Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-822-9166 ext. 5052.