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San Ramon lawyer busted in Dublin hit-and-run death

Original post made on May 21, 2012

A San Ramon man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist on May 15 in Dublin. A news release from the Dublin Police Department said attorney Spencer Freeman Smith, who lives in San Ramon but practices law in San Francisco, was arrested Thursday night.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 18, 2012, 2:18 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

At least that poor family has some closure. Shame on you, Mr. Attorney, for not doing what's right and coming forward to admit your guilt.


Posted by Nancy, a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hard to imagine how this guy could sleep knowing he killed a person. What a guy..


Posted by Pedal Power, a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Commiserations to Mr. Hu's family.

Mr. Smith is obviously innocent until proven guilty but, if he were my attorney on a current case, I'd for sure be considering fall-back options in the event of his conviction.

Given the incident time of 11:30 pm there are pretty good odds that the driver had been drinking. Which may explain (but obviously not excuse) his reluctance to stop. Be interesting to know if his credit card receipts showed any alcoholic beverage purchases over the course of the evening...


Posted by Douglas, a resident of Blackhawk
on May 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

There is no excuse for Smith, ESPECIALLY since he is a lawyer. He should be held to a higher standard as an officer of the court!!!!


Posted by LMP, a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2012 at 6:49 am

There should be a law if you flee the scene of an accident you are presumed under the influence. An attorney leaving the scene at that time of night certainly smells like DUI.

Condolences to the family of the victim.


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