Florida man gets 20 years for shooting at passing driver

A Florida man who fired shots at a passing driver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A Florida man who fired shots at a passing driver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Daniel Thomas Fountain, 27, was sitting in his vehicle across the street from the victim early March 5, 2017, as the victim was driving down Rainbow Drive on his way to work.

Fountain’s driver side window was down, and he was hanging out of it. As the victim approached and passed Fountain, he fired three shots at the victim’s car then sped off. The Pensacola News Journal reported.

The victim gave law enforcement a detailed description of the defendant and vehicle, according to a State Attorney’s Office press release.

Law enforcement responded to a disturbance at Fountain’s girlfriend’s home a few hours later where a firearm was used. Fountain was there in a black Lexus that matched the description of the earlier shooting. The victim then identified Fountain in a photo lineup.

Fountain was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison including a five-year mandatory minimum