San Francisco attorney Spencer Freeman Smith was arrested Thursday night in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist who was visiting Dublin from China.
Smith, 32, was booked at Santa Rita Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and felony hit-and-run.
While serving a search warrant at Smith's San Ramon home, police found a black with damage to the windshield and front end. The car was missing the same parts that were found at the scene of the accident.
The black Mercedes was seized as evidence by .
From Dublin Police Services press release:
On Thursday, May 17, 2012, about 1:00 PM, Dublin Police Investigators and the Traffic Unit identified a subject who recently purchased a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550. The owner of the vehicle, Spencer Freeman Smith of San Ramon, was later contacted at his residence.
A search warrant was served at the residence and the vehicle was located in the garage. The vehicle had extensive windshield and front end damage and was missing the parts that were recovered at the scene of the accident. The vehicle was towed from the residence for further examination by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab.
Dublin Police Services subsequently arrested Smith and he was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
The victim, identified Thursday as Bo Hu, 57, was believed to have been visiting Dublin from China when he was on Dougherty Road at Fall Creek Road around 11:30 p.m.
Hu was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau Thursday.
Several Patch readers reported seeing a man walking a bike with a flat tire along that stretch of roadway just before the collision.
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