Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-And-Run on Bollinger Canyon Road

A 72-year-old woman died after she was hit by a Ford Explorer around 7 p.m. Sunday night. A San Ramon resident has been arrested in connection to the incident.

A San Ramon man was arrested in a hit-and-run that killed a 72-year-old woman Sunday night at Bollinger Canyon Road and Canyon Lakes Drive, San Ramon police said.

The pedestrian was struck by a red Ford Explorer that left the scene at about 7 p.m. She was flown via helicopter to John Muir Medical Center but died of her injuries around 10 p.m.

Justin Stubblefield, 31, of San Ramon was arrested shortly after the incident. Witnesses to the collision described Stubblefield's vehicle, and it was quickly located by San Ramon police.

Stubblefield was arrested on charges of hit-and-run resulting in a death, vehicular manslaughter and a probation violation. Stubblefield also had a suspended license and was wanted on a warrant for burglary.

Residents in the area told Patch Bollinger Canyon Road was closed for about five hours after the accident.

Less than a month ago, a fatal hit-and-run took place just outside of San Ramon in Dublin. In that case, and.

If you have any information about Sunday night's accident, San Ramon police asks you to contact them at 925-973-2700.

Tom June 11, 2012 at 07:59 PM
How can you not stop to render aid if you injure a person? Great job to the police for finding the perp here.
Stacy Spink June 12, 2012 at 07:09 PM
When your driving a car, you're operating America's most dangerous lethal weapon as your primary mode of transportation...and causing traffic jams, parking problems, polluting the air, and endangering the lives of others. While some of us are old or disabled, most of us drive just because it's convenient. It's not a big leap to go from there to simply not caring about anyone else....
Tom June 12, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Disagree stacy, it is a HUGE leap. Your logic is odd to say the least. Driving car = no empathy and criminal behavior? Did you vote for hi speed rail by chance?
Stacy Spink June 13, 2012 at 02:48 AM
HI-speed rail? No, not a related subject at all. Actually, I ride a bicycle for 99% of my transportation...with my kids, too....because I can. I recognize that driving a motor vehicle is absolutely the most dangerous, destructive thing I can legally do. As a young, healthy adult, the feel it would be irresponsible to do otherwise. I operate a motor vehicle when there is no practical alternative - such as transporting a refrigerator. I have many neighbors on my street who drive the 1/2 mile to the nearest Starbucks on a sunny day, hurting me and others and our environment, for no other reason than it suits their convenience to do so. They could walk there in 8 minutes. Sounds just like total disregard for the welfare of others to me. As I said, not really much of a leap - both courses of action indicate a general disregard for the welfare of others. Our problem is almost all of us behave this way and looking into a mirror puts us inevitably on the defensive instead of changing our behaviors.
Stacy Spink June 13, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I should clarify - driving a motor vehicle in itself does not indicate a lack of caring - but driving a motor vehicle when there are better alternatives. Which - statistically, given the age and health of most drivers, and the distance covered - is most of our driving.
Tom June 13, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Sounds like you wish yo judge those around you, how high and mighty of you. Of course you will get no argument from me about the need for all to drive safe and hold the well being of bikers, walkers and other drivers in our mind.
Truth13 June 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Stacy, i am not sure how you relate a hit and run death with public consciousness concerning mass transit. Please never vote?? Oh that's right by the time you walk to the nearest poliling place it will be closed.
Stacy Spink June 13, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Thanks so much for the sarcasm - can we stay on topic? This is not about mass transit or judgement. I'm interested in good decision making and solving some of society’s problems. We live in sunny, warm CA and our average car trip is 6 miles or less. We kill more people with cars than with guns. I maintain that driving - when not necessary - is a selfish, dangerous activity. Here's a revealing question for you - I did a research paper on this my 3rd year of college. If I hold the door at Starbucks open for someone, they will ALWAYS say "thank you" - doesn't matter who they are. 100% percent. Amazing. When I lean my bike against the window before I go in, no one says "thank you for not causing parking problems" or "thank you for helping to solve the traffic issues" or "thank you for not polluting my air", etc, etc, etc - never. Again, here I am, trying to help you and your families and society at large, making a significant effort to do so, encouraging others to do the same, and I get insults and criticism. It's a phenomenon that I call "TSA" - typical smogmobilist attitude. Thank you very much.
Tom June 13, 2012 at 04:17 PM
OK, now I get it. You are a college student. Never mind, in a few years you will understand reality. Thank you so much for this so called "significant effort" that nobody asked you to make on their behalf. Talk about deluded....but you are a college student so it is to be expected. Carry on. "I maintain that driving - when not necessary - is a selfish, dangerous activity." So who decides "when not necessary" the nanny state?
Stacy Spink June 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Tom, I'm 46 years old with two kids - finished college a long time ago. How many more wrong assumptions do you want to make? And this discussion is not really about us as individuals, it's about our culture - given the tremendous social cost (harm to others) of driving a motor vehicle, why not be part of a solution whenever possible? To answer you - what is "necessary" depends on the individual - young, healthy people are much more capable than others. A guy in a wheelchair NEEDS to drive. And where they live matters, too - for now, let's keep it local. It's not about what others do, it's about what we can do. It's about recognizing how harmful in (in many ways) driving a car is and acting as responsibly as we can. BTW - The conclusion of my research paper (over 20 years ago) was the answer nobody was honest enough to give - our personal convenience is sacred, more important than the public good, and that is why we drive so much. In plain English, we simply don't care enough about the folks next door to make any effort on their behalf. Which is the premise that started this discussion. Words convey meaning, but our actions - or lack thereof - speak louder - and sometimes contradict or words and betray us.


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