A man pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in Pierce County Superior Court on Wednesday for a December wreck in Spanaway that killed his passenger.
Prosecutors accuse 23-year-old Afele Maele of driving drunk and crashing his Subaru head-on with a Hummer in the 16500 block of Spanaway Loop Road South.
Nathan Saguid, the 27-year-old passenger in the Subaru, died from his injuries.
Test results showed that Maele's blood-alcohol level at the time was 0.22, above the legal limit of 0.08, according to charging papers.
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Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Wednesday that he can remain out of custody pending trial with the condition that he's on electronic home monitoring with an alcohol sensor.