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19May/120

San Francisco Attorney Arrested for Fatal Hit and Run Accident

Spencer Freeman SmithSan Francisco Attorney Arrested - The Mercedes hit and run killer has been captured! It turns out that the driver that killed Bo Hu, 57 in Dublin is an attorney from San Francisco, who lives in San Ramon. The accident occurred Tuesday night on Dougherty Road at Fall Creek Road around 11:30 p.m.

Pieces of the Mercedes left on the scene of the accident lead police to identify the suspect vehicle as a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550. They were then able to track the purchase of the vehicle to  Spencer Freeman Smith.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, about 1:00 PM, Dublin Police Investigators and the Traffic Unit identified a subject who recently purchased a a black 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550. The owner of the vehicle, Spencer Freeman Smith of San Ramon, was later contacted at his residence.

While searching his home, police found the Mercedes with extensive damage consistent with hitting a pedestrian. The vehicle was also missing parts found at the scene. Smith, 32, was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and felony hit-and-run.

The victim was believed to have been visiting Dublin from China. He was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau Thursday.

Several people reported seeing a man walking a bike with a flat tire along that stretch of roadway just before the collision.

(Source: Dublin Patch)

28Feb/120

Tracy Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

Eric Rode Olsen

Eric Rode Olsen

Early Friday morning, 30 year old Eric Rode Olsen was arrested on a vehicular manslaughter charge due to the death of a passenger after losing control of his 3280i BMW and crashing.

Olsen was reportedly involved in a late Thursday night race on the runway of the Tracy Municipal Airport, during which he lost control of his vehicle. After driving through a fence and over a levee, Olsen and his passengers came to a sharp stop at the bottom of the Delta Mendota Canal.

While Olsen and two of his three passengers escaped the car unharmed, the third, a visitor from Europe, was supposedly trapped inside the sunken car.

A while after, Tracy police received a call reporting that a car had crashed into the canal west of the Tracy Airport, and that a passenger was potentially trapped inside.

The California Highway Patrol, Tracy Fire Department, and San Joaquin County dive team could not locate the missing man, whose name has yet to be released.

This individual is to be presumed dead.

27Oct/110

Parolee Kills Innocent Driver After High-Speed Chase

Mauro GutierrezParolee, Mauro Gutierrez, of Concord was arrested after causing an accident that left the innocent driver of a BMW dead. Gutierrez was spotted by Concord Police illegally using a cellphone while driving a white pickup. The police officer attempted to pull him over, but instead of complying, Gutierrez led police on a brief, 1 minute chase, that ended with the pickup broadsiding a BMW at Solono Way and Grant Street, killing the driver.

Both Gutierrez and his passenger bailed out of the vehicle after the crash, but were apprehended and arrested a short time later. Police found a handgun in the trunk of the pickup truck. The pickup truck was allegedly stolen. These are the likely reasons Gutierrez evaded police.
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(Source: Contra Costa Times)