Ken Kifer was a well-known cyclist and cycling activist who
was killed by a drunk driver last year. (If you are not
familiar with his writing, you will do well to visit his
website at www.kenkifer.com)
The driver has pled guilty to manslaughter and driving under
"Rodgers was sentenced to 20 years in jail. He received a
split sentence and ordered to serve two years. Rodgers will
then have supervised probation for five years after his
release. He was also ordered to pay the Kifer family
restitution of $13,000."
"Kifer's son, Nathan Kifer, and family attorney, Joe Galda,
recommended the sentencing and plea agreement.
"In situations like this, we try to work with the family of
the victim as much as possible," [DA] Perry said. "Nathan
Kifer is a very forgiving man who genuinely wanted Rodgers
to succeed in rehabilitation."