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    Billy Lane?????

    It's been awfully quiet on the Billy Lane criminal Trial...I was reading the newest Thunder Press...and there he was in Myrtle Beach signing autographs....Whats up??? I'm hearing rumors he's going to get off on a technicality that the evidence is tainted or been tampered with.....I hope this is Bullshit...because if it is'nt...looks like another celebrity get's away with "MURDER"...
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    Moore, Kimberly (2006-10-06). Biker cleared in N.C. case. http://www.thebeachcruiser.com/blog/...lina-case.html

    Billy Lane entered a plea of "not guilty" the day he was officially charged with the second-degree felony.[4] The incident has polarized the biker community, with some motorcyclists calling for stiffer penalties because he is a biker, as well as other motorcyclists calling for leniency because he is a biker.[5] !!?!?!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Lane

    His web site is back up too:

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    Want to eat breakfast with him?

    Get your spot at the Sturgis Builders Breakfast on Tuesday, August 7. Spaces are limited. Builders Breakfast Sturgis, SD 2007 - Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 9:00 am Central Time - Broken Spoke Saloon, Lazelle Street, Sturgis, SD - YOUR ORDER RECEIPT IS YOUR TICKET! $25
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    Mr. Lane did beat the N. Carolina drunken driving case because he refused the breathalizer test. Consequently his license was lawfully suspended at the time of his second drunk driving -homoside in Florida.
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    From a Press Release...
    Minneapolis, MN – (July13, 2007) –The 2nd Annual Builders Breakfast is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year’s history making event thanks to the amazing Builder roster and items being donated for the live auction.

    The 2nd Annual Builders Breakfast Sturgis is proud to host the event for the deserving charity- Make A Wish, South Dakota. Officials from the Sioux Falls, SD Make A Wish office will be on site at the event along with some of the Make A Wish children. The Builders Breakfast invites everyone to come meet the builders, have a hot breakfast and help raise money for these worthy children.
    I find it amazing that the Make a Wish Foundation is going to not only take the money, but bring kids there to idolize some folks that well, may not be idols.

    The timing of a certain civil trial on August 20th is interesting. Just late enough for a huge PR push.
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    99% of funds collected by 'charities' can be spent on "administrative" costs say the Federal Courts. "Make a Wish Foundation" has had scamers in the past. That is how they got caught. They didn't spend so much as one penny of the dollar. They pocketed 99.001% and did federal time.

    Many accounts of drunken vehicular homocide are gone from the internet but can still be found in blogs. Here is link [4]:

    Florida - With four attorneys by his side, nationally known motorcycle designer Billy Lane quietly surrendered to authorities Monday on charges his blood alcohol was twice the legal limit during a collision that killed a 56-year-old man on a moped.
    Lane was charged with driving under the influence manslaughter, driving with his license suspended and driving under the influence with serious bodily injuries in connection with a Sept. 4 accident on State Road A1A, south of Melbourne Beach. Gerald Vernon Morelock, a Sebastian Inlet park ranger from Melbourne Beach, was killed in the head-on collision between his moped and Lane's pickup truck.
    "At the time of the crash (Lane's) license had been suspended," Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Miller said.
    Lane's case has drawn attention from motorcycling enthusiasts across the country.
    "He should have never been behind the wheel," Miller said.
    After he resisted officers who tried to draw blood, Lane's blood alcohol level tested at .192, more than twice the state's legal limit of .08, Miller said.
    Lane's attorney issued a statement.
    "We are currently conducting our own investigation of every aspect of this accident, including the blood alcohol level," Melbourne attorney Kepler Funk said.
    Morelock's brother, Byron Morelock of Indialantic, praised the effort to bring in Lane on DUI manslaughter charges. He described his brother "Jerry" as a friendly, fun-loving man who moved to Brevard from Ohio in 1984.
    "I'm relieved, but I had faith in the arresting patrolman and I have faith in our legal system," said Byron Morelock.
    "(The investigator) kept in touch with me and said the investigators were crossing their t's and dotting their i's. I'm relieved but it's such a shame this had to happen. There are no winners in this thing. Relieved is the wrong word -- maybe just that some of the tension is gone."
    On Monday, an FHP trooper led a handcuffed Lane out of the highway patrol's Cocoa headquarters about 1:30 p.m. to a waiting patrol car.
    Looking disheveled and staring ahead quietly, Lane was placed in the front seat of the patrol car, then escorted to the Brevard County Jail Complex, where he was photographed and booked into the jail. He was released within 90 minutes on a $15,000 bond, officials said.
    "That does seem low, but, unfortunately for us, we don't set the bond," Miller said. "We would like to see a higher bond, but it's a standard bond."
    Lane must surrender his passport and cannot drive, as part of the requirements of his bond, Miller said.
    Investigators said the accident happened after Lane, the custom chopper builder featured on Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off" and "Monster Garage," crossed a double yellow line to pass several other vehicles before striking Morelock's 1983 Yamaha moped.
    Lane had been drinking throughout the day, according to investigators. He was at Coconuts on the Beach Restaurant and Bar in Cocoa Beach earlier and left the popular nightclub and headed to Cheaters, another popular nightspot, where he had several other drinks, officials said.
    Lane got on his motorcycle with a passenger identified as Erin Levens Derrick and rode to his business, Choppers, Inc., located on the 1200 block of U.S. 1 in Melbourne.
    At the shop, Lane and his passenger got into a black, custom-painted 2006 Dodge Ram pickup and headed toward his beachside home.
    Later on State Road A1A, a two-lane highway that parallels the beach and cuts through a residential area, Lane was spotted passing the double yellow line to speed southbound past three vehicles on the darkened road, officials said.
    Several motorists told Florida Highway Patrol investigators that they saw a headlight in the distance belonging to the northbound moped ridden by Morelock. Investigators said Lane saw the light, then attempted to veer east when the pickup slammed head-on into the moped, killing Morelock instantly. The moped was destroyed, its mangled wreckage tossed 64 feet away.
    Lane's pickup trucked rolled off the road, knocking over three palm trees and overturned into a power pole, reports show.
    Brevard County Fire-Rescue paramedics arrived minutes later and found Lane, injured but conscious, still in the driver's seat. Paramedics said they also smelled alcohol.
    Both Lane and his passenger, Derrick, were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne for treatment.
    But at the hospital, Lane, still able to speak, refused a request from investigators to draw blood. Troopers then had to hold Lane down while a nurse took the blood sample, officials said. He went home the next day.
    Investigators did not immediately file charges in the case, something that raised the ire of family members and motorcycle bloggers on the Internet.
    But agents -- who described the crash scene as one of the worst they had seen in recent years -- turned over Lane's blood to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement laboratory in Orlando and asked that the case be given priority.
    "They actually put a rush on it, and his blood alcohol actually came back twice the legal limit of .08," Miller said.
    The deadly crash was also not the only run-in with traffic enforcement for the celebrity biker. In June, North Carolina Highway Patrol officers arrested Lane on drunken driving charges.
    Police in that case said Lane drove on the wrong side of a two-lane road without a helmet. Lane refused a breath test and is due in court Oct. 5 on those charges, according to the Rowan County Clerk of Courts. His refusal to take the breath test resulted in his license being suspended for a year.
    "The police did the right thing and took their time," Byron Morelock said. "It just goes to show that you cannot go around drinking and driving."
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    settlement reached in civil case

    The Morelock family have settled out of court with Bill Lane and Dodge.

    You can read more on my blog and I am working on more news at this time.

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    I would like to vomit on BL's head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky RoadKing View Post
    I would like to vomit on BL's head.
    Didn't you already do that to someone and blamed it on your friend Kevin?

    I don't get the Make A Wish deal either. I've been employed by plenty of non-profit agencies and we DID turn down money from some people and organizations. I've worked as a fund raiser and have had to make some of those calls telling those people that we weren't interested in their money.

    Has Lane been involved with the organization in the past? I kinda doubt it.

    There's a kid in Florida who lost his uncle. Maybe Make A Wish should give the money raised from the event to him.
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    Lets give the kid Billy Lane and keep the cash for ourselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebighop View Post
    Lets give the kid Billy Lane and keep the cash for ourselves...
    That's called child abuse!
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    This is shameful in my opinion. Most folks will feel on the spot to give a donation "for the kids" despite Billy Lane being qualified to be the poster child for dysfunctional people, in many opinions.

    As a result, Billy Lane can walk away with the glory of being part of the "success" of the fund raiser.

    People need to tell the folks that ask for a donation, no, not from me, I don't like the company your charity keeps and won't support it, if they feel that way, and not give into the pressure of, it's "for the kids".

    This should be true for all charitable solicitations. You have the right to be sure you are supporting an organization that does not go against your values and you should not compromise your values because of high pressure tactics that incite guilt to get the donation.

    After all, what does Billy Lane offer these kids with his jaded past that should be a part of their wishes? There are better representatives of the motorcycle building community then Billy Lane.

    Then there's this...
    Quote Originally Posted by FX View Post
    The timing of a certain civil trial on August 20th is interesting. Just late enough for a huge PR push.
    Settled before Sturgis, out of court and private. Perfect for a PR push. Won't that sound good out loud and look good on paper?

    Make a Wish, South Dakota needs to realize, if you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

    Interesting Note
    The "Builders Breakfast Sturgis" is in it's second year. Last year they supported the Kids and Chrome Charity. The event was billed as "Billy Lane's First Annual Builders Breakfast."

    "Builders Breakfast Sturgis 2007", that seems to be billed as a "breakfast with Billy Lane", is not on the official calendar at Make a Wish, South Dakota.

    Is it possible that, and I say this because the Billy Lane Website is where you get tickets, Billy Lane's PR people invented this and shoved it down the charities throat, but it's not officially sanctioned, looking to tap into the PR juice of "Make a Wish"?

    Oh but, there will be Make a Wish, South Dakota people and beneficiaries there you say, so it must be real?

    One has to wonder about the end means here. Is it to support children or try to change Billy Lane's past?
    Last edited by FX; 07-28-2007 at 02:17 PM.
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