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Sen. Campbell fined for shooting at dog

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Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell was fined $250 by an Indian tribal judge and ordered to serve 10 hours of community service for shooting at a dog near his home in Ignacio, Colo.

The 66-year-old Republican shot at and missed a dog that was attacking his dog on Saturday, tribal prosecutor Julie Holligan said Monday.

"If I thought he was purposely trying to harm somebody, I would have pursued other charges," Holligan said. "He did not recklessly put people in danger."

Firing a gun from, across or onto any public road on the Southern Ute Reservation is against tribal law.