A competency review for Patrick Ward -- the Lyons man accused of striking and killing a Boulder cyclist last summer while driving drunk -- has been rescheduled for July.
In January, doctors at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo ruled Ward, 73, was not competent enough for the case to proceed after Ward's attorney, Lawrence Mertes, submitted a motion seeking a competency evaluation of his client.
At the January hearing, Mertes said doctors are still hoping that with continued medication and nutrition management Ward can be restored to competency and asked for an evaluation after 90 days.
But at today's scheduled evaluation, Mertes and Boulder County prosecutors asked Boulder District Judge Andrew Macdonald for another 90-day evaluation period. Macdonald scheduled another competency hearing for July 24.
Ward did not appear at the hearing.
Ward was arrested May 11 after officials allege he was driving his Chevy Tahoe west down Main Street in Lyons when he went into a turn lane to make a left onto Second Avenue.
Witnesses said Ward crossed the double-yellow lines into the eastbound lanes before making the left turn and striking Michel Van Duym, who was riding his bike east.
Witnesses told investigators that Van Duym, 46, was thrown into the air and struck the Tahoe's hood and windshield before hitting the ground.
He was declared dead at the scene.
According to a blood test administered two hours after his arrest, Ward had a blood alcohol level of 0.096.
He is facing charges including vehicular homicide and DUI.
Ward told paramedics he had been at the American Legion for a trapshoot and drank two beers. A deputy on scene said Ward smelled of alcohol and found a spilled cup of beer in the front of the Tahoe.
Three bottles of liquor were also found in the center console of the vehicle, according to deputies.