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Iron Data founder arrested after road rage incident in California

A Silicon Valley tech executive is out on bail following a road rage incident which could lead to felony charges against Jeff Smock, founder of Iron Data.

Published Sat, Apr 26 2014 6:46 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Jeffrey Smock, founder and former Iron Data, was recently arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a road rage incident. Smock was out cycling and allegedly became engaged in a physical altercation with a driver, and he reportedly attacked the vehicle driver during an incident on April 16.

Iron Data founder arrested after road rage incident in California | TweakTown.com

"Some were concerned this person might be beaten to the point of death," said Ken Dunken, Mill Valley Police Department Lieutenant, in a statement to local media. "Many of them were very shook up. We have not sent the case up there yet as we're trying to make the report more complete."

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a major lack of respect between drivers and cyclists - and stories like this one are all too common. However, it rarely leads to serious physical violence, especially in which one party ends up in the emergency room. Smock will likely face felony charges, though is out on bail from the Marin County Jail.

NEWS SOURCE:marinij.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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