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received off Brain Bucket....

The DUI Manslaughter charges held against Melbourne custom motorcycle builder Billy Lane remain pending after his case went before Judge Allawas this morning during the 9:00 calendar call.

Florida - Robert Berry of the law firm Eisenmenger Berry & Peters, P.A, was present to represent and speak on behalf of Defendant, William D. Lane, who was not present. Robert Berry asked the court to continue the case stating that he and assistant State Attorney, Mike Brown were working diligently on trying to clear some questions surrounding the blood work. You may recall, that the blood work Mr. Barry has mentioned was taken from Billy Lane at the hospital over 45 minutes after the crash happened that took the life of 56 year old Gerald Morelock of Melbourne Beach, Florida back on September 4, 2006.

The blood was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab and it was determined that Billy Lane had a blood alcohol content of .192 at the time the blood was drawn. Lane was later charged with DUI Manslaughter and could face up to 15 years imprisonment by Florida State law. The Judge granted the continuance and set the next date for docket sounding of September 21, 2007 which will exceed a year since the date of the crash. State Attorney Mike Brown had told me that these type of cases typically take around 18 months to complete the process.
 

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Questions about blood work??? If it was joe average he'd already be swappin' pillows with his cell mate Bubba!! Fry the POS and turn the juice up slow... :evil:

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Hopefully, he will get what he deserves...
 

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yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
 

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Looks like his lawhore is going to use the defense that since the blood test was obtained 45 min after the incident it is not an accurate account of his alcohol level at the time of the accident (homicide). He will try to say Lanes blood alcohol content was rising at the time of the incident and therefore could have actually been much lower when the accident (murder) occurred. Its a lame defense but its probably the only thing his lawhore can use to put doubt in a juries mind. If he can convince a juror or two that Lanes (murderer) BAC was not that high at the time of the incident (killing) he can get a hung jury or possible acquittal. This could drag out a lot longer before its over. He will probably get some type of punishment but not what he deserves.
 

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I say, convict him and sentence him.

Then, commute the sentence.

Hey, fair is far.


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yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
Sadly, while you are probably right, that is no excuse. If there really was zero tolerance for DUI and if the punishment was consistent and severe, then maybe we all would think about making alternative arrangments for getting home before we order that last beer.
 

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yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
Speak for yourself. I don't drink and drive or ride. If I choose to drink its at the hotel I'm staying at, at home or with a designated driver in tow. Not trying to be preachy here, but just cause its frequently done does not mean everyone does it, nor does it absolve someone from paying the consequences of their actions.

I think him spending some serious jail time would send a good message to celebrities and plain folk alike. JMO.
 

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ratfink said:
yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
Speak for yourself. I don't drink and drive or ride. If I choose to drink its at the hotel I'm staying at, at home or with a designated driver in tow. Not trying to be preachy here, but just cause its frequently done does not mean everyone does it, nor does it absolve someone from paying the consequences of their actions.

I think him spending some serious jail time would send a good message to celebrities and plain folk alike. JMO.
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Yeah, you can't speak for us all.. I NEVER drink and drive or ride. 1 is my limit, and even if I shotgun it, it won't impact my BAC legally.
 

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ratfink said:
yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
no we ALL do NOT do it
kindley speak for yourself and not everyone else
 

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ratfink said:
yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
Never. One rule I don't break. EVER! That makes it difficult for me to be charged with DUI and kill another man.

And for billy, its not so much that it happened to him once. This he routinely drives under the influence.
 

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Looks like his lawhore is going to use the defense that since the blood test was obtained 45 min after the incident it is not an accurate account of his alcohol level at the time of the accident (homicide). He will try to say Lanes blood alcohol content was rising at the time of the incident and therefore could have actually been much lower when the accident (murder) occurred. Its a lame defense but its probably the only thing his lawhore can use to put doubt in a juries mind. If he can convince a juror or two that Lanes (murderer) BAC was not that high at the time of the incident (killing) he can get a hung jury or possible acquittal. This could drag out a lot longer before its over. He will probably get some type of punishment but not what he deserves.

well he did refuse a breathalyser at the scene :roll: If ya got the money you can get a super lawyer....
 

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Don't you realize there's different laws for us and them. Just like Paris the judgement was too harsh. Remember when Zaa-Zaa slapped the policeman????? What would have happened to one of us if we had done that. If this was Billy's first DUI we could possibly understand, but he was also driving on a revoked license for DUI.
 

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Guilty until proven rich, seems to be the over riding theme of Criminal Justice System, these days.
But inspite of this, and what $ resources he may have, somehow I don't think he's going to make it. Probably get something like 3-15yrs. and be out in something like 2 w/ good behavior.
The Abuse and misuse of Alcohol accounts for 80% of Emergency cases on weekends in Hospitals. This nations pathetic misuse of it, causes untold misery everyminute of everyday in homes and on the highways.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a prob. w/ people drinking-- its just that its misuse has become something of a national pass time.
Why can't people just stay home and smoke flowers.--Oh yeah, I forgot, thats illegal. Never mind.
 

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hey, perfect people....i said he should pay for his crime...cant you read...i also did not say that i drink while on my bike...cant you read....oh hell why not crucify him....that should make most of you kids happy...
 

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ratfink said:
yes he needs to pay for his crime,...how many of you guys got in your
car and drove home after a few too many at the local bar......we all have....
Many times :oops: In my youth, I found it was just best sometimes to wait
until the sun came up, so you weren't the only one on the road to be
picked out by bored officers on duty. I fall in the 1 drink per hour
philosophy. I always thought I drove okay. I am not a hypocrite, but
it sounded like he was driving aggressively, passing in a no pass zone if
I remember correctly. When you are drinking, and you think you can
drive aggressively, you are fool, and a danger. (not saying I wasn't a
danger at some level)

A good friend of ours just got a DUI last Friday. :( She lives in Illinois.
No other cars or property was involved, just swerving I guess. She lives
out in the country, so don't know how she'll get to work. I can only be
thankful it is not us, and that no one was hurt.

Flame suit on.
 
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