VENT­ING CY­CLIST GETS PRO­BA­TION IN GUN CASE

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Tom McGhee, The Den­ver Post

A former pro­fes­sional cy­clist, who fired a gun into a hill­side as he rode through a Deer Creek Canyon neigh­bor­hood and then told po­lice he was vent­ing after a bad day, was sen­tenced Wed­nes­day to 100 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and a year of pro­ba­tion.

Daniel Sum­mer­hill, 28, pleaded guilty in Jefferson County court to a mis­de­meanor charge of dis­or­derly con­duct with dis­charge of a firearm. He said in court that he took “100 per­cent re­spon­si­bil­ity for this stupid lapse of judg­ment.”

Joe Porter, whose wife wit­nessed Sum­mer­hill fir­ing the pis­tol, said the court was too le­nient. “I told the judge there can’t be this slap on the wrist for a drive-by shoot­ing, and that is what this amounted to.”

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