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Ex-local attorney who killed cyclist given felony probation after failing drug test

Original post made on Feb 12, 2016

An attorney and former San Ramon resident who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision in Dublin in 2012 could face up to a year in county jail after a judge Thursday placed him back on felony probation, saying the attorney failed to live up to the terms of his probation and an agreement with the court by testing positive for cocaine.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3:08 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by What the ???
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2016 at 9:38 am

Why is this man given so many second chances? He killed a man and left the scene of the accident and attempted to conceal his involvement. It is ridiculous that he didn't serve hard jail time! Now he has traveled outside the country a matter of weeks after sentencing and it still feels as if his punishment is far too lenient. Kudos to his lawyer, though--she definitely knows how to work the system!!!

Posted by The fix is in
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

I guess as an attorney, he thinks he can be above the law. Seems like his buddies in the Alameda court system are doing their best to cover for this scumbag.

Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

It seems justice is blind and stupid in this case. Why is this guy not doing serious time for killing another human, fleeing the scene and denying involvement?
How are we to a trust a system that is so dysfunctional?

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

It's heartwarming to read about a husband that is so concerned about his wife's health during pregnancy, that he switched over from drinking to using cocaine. On the other hand, her "delicate condition" was apparently robust enough to handle being on an airplane for however many hours it takes to get to Dubai!

As a side comment, one thing I have realized over the years, is that unless I write down notes for myself about local judges, I am always a bit unsure about how to vote during judicial retention elections. Just saying....

Posted by Tammy
a resident of Danville
on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

I cannot believe that is the only sentence given to this man! A friend of mine had a son that was involved in a hit and run because he was scared left the scene. He was not under any influence he backed up by accident into a crazy drunk who was chasing his car. He was given 6 months in prison and had to pay hundreds of thousands to this crackpot. His life was almost ruined. The crackpot wasn't even injured! AND this guy gets off with this judgement?

Posted by Judi
a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2016 at 12:41 am

Ummmm it's obvious why this guy is getting all the breaks others would never receive. It's not surprising he can LIE to the judge and get away with it----black lies matter.

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Feb 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Judy - Please crawl back under your white hood and keep you racist comments to your self.

Posted by Bike Guy
a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

I'd LOVE to see 25 year mandatory sentencing for anyone fleeing a collision scene:

We simply cannot tolerate this type of behavior. Just this weekend a DUI woman hit and killed a motorist on 80, left the scene to do donuts in a shopping center and then ran red lights and fled the cops for 30 miles to Vacaville.

Drill it into every new driver's skull: when you accept the responsibility of getting behind the wheel, you fully agree to stop at any collision and when any law enforcement directs you to pull over. Not doing this means 25 years in jail. No exceptions.

This is the driver who should spend 25 years behind bars. No exceptions. No reduced sentences.

Prisons too full? Not for these types. Offshore the prison system to China - that's ONE industry I wouldn't mind letting a third world country run.

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