Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ARAMP1, Sep 6, 2006.
Wow - sounds like he was not being too smart
Just because one is on the discovery channel building bikes, doesn't make one smart. If it weren't for the discovery channel, most people would say "billy who".
He's f@cked if he was drinking....
hes ****ed either way.... Illegal maneuver on a public road that ends in a guy's death? Vehicular homicide?
In a related story, former custom motorcycle shop "Choppers Inc." has been renamed "Morelock Cycles" after Gerald Morelock who was killed by former shop owner Billy Lane. Morelock's family, the new proud owners of the shop, said it was only fitting......
Ditto not being smart just b/c he's managed to splash his name on tv.
Isn't that the guy that built the bike with the 1/2 and 1/2 hybrid (as in 1/2 knucklehead and 1/2 something else) and couldn't get it to run for the end of the buildoff?
last time I saw him on bbo his bike caught on fire due to the fuel tank leaking and his dumb a$$ kept riding it. So as far as his intelligence goes I have known for a while he is a few bricks shy of a load.
He's done for. I mentioned this to my dad because he sells custom choppers at a local shop here in Fresno so we are always meeting new up and coming builders along with a few big wigs when they roll through town and it is a shame to see someone with his talent do stupid stuff like this.
He will probably be spending quite a few years in jail. I don't know though, maybe he can pay off the family? Bubba what happens w/ something like this?
Yeah I saw that one too. Pretty dumb, especially when you are spraying everyone behind you along the entire trip. Did you see when he jumped into the lake because he was so soaked with gas?
better hope the blood alcohol tests come back neg. and from what I have seen on the shows maybe a narcotics test also.
that sucks. hes screwed but out of all the bike builders I like his style the best.his bikes were badass on fire or not
If he was drunk they should put him away forever. If not, he is still a dumbass.
Anyone else seeing the irony here?
I've been wondering if I was the only one...
There are two separate paths here. One is the criminal and one is the civil. Criminally, if he drove over the double yellow and that is the primary collision factor, they could go with vehicular homicide. In Florida, that is defined as:
782.071 Vehicular homicide.--"Vehicular homicide" is the killing of a human being, or the killing of a viable fetus by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a motor vehicle by another in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another.
If they determine his actions were reckless, then he will be done under this section. That is a felony with state prison the most likely result. If they decide his actions were not reckless, he will still be convicted for driving over the double yellow, and hence responsible for the other persons death. This is where the civil action comes in. Just like with O.J., the victim's family can, and probably will, go after him for everything he has. They can essentially "convict" him to a certain extent by having a court find him responsible for the family members death and receive a judgment/award. The level of proof needed in civil court is less than criminal court. In deciding whether or not Billy Lane committed vehicular homicide, the judge or jury would have to find him guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." In civil court, the judge or jury can find him responsible for the victims death based upon a "preponderance of the evidence."
Either way, he is screwed big time. I would guess that he will be found guilty of something in criminal court, and then completely take it in the shorts in civil court. And yes, it is ironic.....only more so if the victim had been on a Harley....
Maybe He should have used the passing "Lane".......................
When he gets in the slammer (an appropriate term), maybe he'll be forced to make a "Lane" change.......
I think he IS the hack of the custom chopper building world.
i disagree, put him away for 8 years just like everybody else, and let him out in 4 if he's a good boy.
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