Alexander E. Peder, 51, of Kirkland, WA, was sentenced in King County Superior Court to 8-1/2 years in prison for two counts of Vehicular Homicide in the drunk driving car accident deaths of Nicholas Hodgkins, 18, and Derek King, 18. The two Federal Way teens were killed just days before they were to graduate from Decatur High School. Peder received the maximum sentence.
According to The Olympian, Peder was driving drunk when he crashed into a Honda Civic that had broken down on Interstate 5 in Tukwila. Hodgkins and King were killed in the drunk driving car accident. Anthony Beaver, 19, the Honda’s driver, was treated at Harborview Medical Center.
Peder’s blood-alcohol content at the time of the car accident was twice the legal limit and measure 0.16%. He had two previous DUI convictions, one for first-degree negligent driving in 1998 and one for reckless endangerment in 2008.
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