A San Ramon lawyer charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Dublin pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday morning, Teresa Drenick of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office said.
Spencer Freeman Smith, 32, was charged with felony hit-and-run and a misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter. Police arrested him in May in connection to the death of a bicyclist who was struck by a car which then left the scene. His next court date is Aug. 8.
The victim, Bo Hu, 57, was visiting Dublin from China when he was killed in the Dougherty Road and Fall Creek Road intersection at around 11:30 p.m on May 15.
Smith was , after officers searched his San Ramon home and 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 crash, Dublin police said.
The crash took place about .
Smith made his , but the arraignment was pushed back to Wednesday.
The San Francisco lawyer practices employment law, and Smith's website said he "has earned a reputation for being one of the top young employment litigators in Northern California."
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