VENTING CYCLIST GETS PROBATION IN GUN CASE
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.”