Bicyclist killed in Monday night collision identified, driver out on bail
(Police administered a field sobriety test on Reckord after he
returned to the scene. Police say he failed the test)
SPOKANE, Wash. - The man a Spokane Valley bar owner is accused of killing in an Monday night collision has been identified.
Scott Reckord, 49, is accused of hitting 56-year-old David Squires as he rode his bicycle in a crosswalk at Sprague and Division around 7 p.m.
Squires' niece says he was an avid bicyclist who was on his way home from dinner when he was hit.
Following the collision, Reckord left the scene but was followed by a witness for about 20 blocks before he turned around and headed back.
After smelling alcohol on his breath police on scene administered a field sobriety test on Reckord, a test they say he failed. Reckord claims he had two beers about two hours before the hit-and-run.
Squires was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died.
Reckord, who is listed in state records as the owner of a Spokane Valley bar, was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide and Felony Hit and Run. Reckord posted bail Tuesday evening and was released from the Spokane County Jail. A condition of his release states he will not be allowed in any bars or pubs except his own and then, only for work purposes.
Reckord has a misdemeanor conviction dating back 15 years for negligent driving. He has no other criminal history.
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