There are no winners here.
Celebrity motorcycle builder, Billy Lane was sentenced today to six years in prison and three year’s probation in connection with the Labor Day 2006 crash that left Sebastian Inlet park ranger Gerald Morelock dead. Lane was immediately handcuffed and escorted from the courtroom. Judge Robert Burger also ordered Lane’s drivers license suspended for life and that he undergo random drug and alcohol testing upon his release from prison.
I blogged about this previously HERE. I have little tolerance. Not only did Billy kill a biker drunk driving in a free Dodge Truck etc.,… it wasn’t an isolated incident as he was driving on a suspended license pending another trial for drunk driving.
I don’t know Mr. Lane nor do I have a beef with him. I do however have a beef with drunk driving. The request of a non-incarcerating sentence and the judge’s discretion to ignore it were appropriate in my view.
UPDATE: September 18, 2014 – Billy Lane is released from the Orlando Transition Center today.
Photo courtesy of Rik Jesse, Florida Today.