DUBLIN -- A San Ramon man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in an accident that killed a bicyclist last month, a District Attorney's office spokeswoman said.
Spencer Freeman Smith, a 32-year-old lawyer with a San Francisco firm, is accused of killing Bo Hu, 57, of China, in a May 15 hit-and-run accident in Dublin, said Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick.
According to police, Hu was either riding or walking his bike on Dougherty Road near Fall Creek Road at 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car that did not stop. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Car parts from the crash were left at the scene and police later learned that Smith had recently purchased a car that matched the one involved in the accident. When police searched his home garage, they discovered a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 that had major damage to its windshield and front end. It also was missing the same parts that had been discovered at the accident scene, police said.
Smith, who is free on $60,000 bail, was charged Wednesday before he entering his plea. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 8.
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