Billy Lane Criminal Case Delayed

As you know, I don’t make personal comments on the case of fellow builder Billy Lane. But for those who are asking over and over, below is factual information.

(By Keyonna Summers Florida  Today). Lawyers for Billy Lane, the famed motorcycle builder charged with DUI manslaughter, will next appear in court Sept. 21, more than a year after the accident that left a Melbourne Beach man dead. At a hearing Friday in Viera, Circuit Judge Meryl Allawas granted a request by Lane’s attorneys, hired earlier this year, to postpone the case until late September while they continue to investigate the charges. Lane faces 15 years in prison if convicted. “There’s work that we need to do that is ongoing,” said defense lawyer Robert Berry. “These (types of cases) take whatever time they take, and the court’s always interested in giving people a fair trial, especially with the penalties involved in a case like this.”  mong other things, Berry said the defense wants to arrange a date to inspect the condition of blood samples taken that night. Assistant State Attorney Tom Brown did not return a call for comment. Investigators said Lane, 37, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit last Labor Day when he crossed a double yellow line on State Road A1A south of Melbourne Beach to pass several other vehicles before striking Sebastian Inlet park ranger Gerald Morelock, who was riding a 1983 Yamaha motorcycle. Morelock’s family has since filed a civil suit against Lane. The next court date in that case is set for 8:45 a.m. Friday in Titusville, court records show.For the criminal case, Berry said he expects Allawas to schedule a conference in the near future for attorneys to lay out a timetable for gathering evidence. Contact Summers at 242-3642 or [email protected]

60 Responses to “Billy Lane Criminal Case Delayed”

  1. 1 bob Jul 16th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    its not uncommon for a dui/death trial to be continued for years after the event occurred. as long as the $$$$ is there, the lawyers will do whatever it takes to stretch out time before the trial. and just because he ‘could’ get 15 yrs. doesnt mean that he will.

    this sucks no matter what happens. jail or no jail, a man died because another man made a bad choice.

  2. 2 janes hatten Jul 17th, 2007 at 8:39 am

    I don`t like saying this, but what happend to the saying, ” kill a biker go to jail “?.

  3. 3 Jul 17th, 2007 at 9:08 am

    As more of the facts come out things start to look a little different.
    It should be noted the person who died (Morelock) was also DUI according to the police.
    There are reports he pulled out into traffic and did not have his headlight on. This was after Billy had started his pass.
    I do believe that the charge of illegal passing was dropped because Billy started the pass in a legal passing zone even though the collision was in a non passing zone.
    Mr Morelock also had the option to go off the right side of the road or take other evasive action which he failed to do and Did Contribute To His Own Death.
    Two people who police say were under the influence of alcohol were involved.
    I hope that everyone one will wait until all the facts are out and let a jury decide on guilt or not.


  4. 4 Jul 17th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Please note that the criminal case and the civil case are two different issues.
    Morelock’s family is suing everyone one they can think of.
    It has been reported they turned down a 10 Million Dollar settlement with Chrysler.
    They sued Chrysler because Billy was operation a truck owned by then and used by Billy.
    They are suing bars and even the persons who served Billy though I have not heard about anyone serving alcohol to Morelock being sued.


  5. 5 Jul 17th, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Kill A Biker Go To Jail Means if you are wrong and kill a biker.
    There are cases where no matter what actions are taken that can not be avoided.
    We all will have to wait until the out come of the case before it can be decided what kind of penalty should be given.


  6. 6 Scott Jul 17th, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Cyril I appreciate you make no comment or judgment. Just publishing factual information. Nobody knows exactly what happened. There is alot of suffering on both sides. Everybody should be respectful and let the justice system work.

  7. 7 Jul 17th, 2007 at 10:13 am


    When you say, “Everybody should be respectful and let the justice system work.” I do strongly believe that our “justice” system cannot work and it is is prejudiced against motorcyclists in general. Then, add to the fray, alcohol and the lopsided influences that MADD has had on alcohol use and vehicle operation, celebrity status, opinionated writing by the media to create news, and money lust.

    There is no system of justice here.

    There is only a legal system that may or may not assign culpability to what has happened to all parties involved.

    There is a very strong question raised about the deceased and contributory negligence and the influence of alcohol in that negligence. Stripping away the alcohol factor from both parties, will give a clearer view as to what really happened.

    Was the investigation of the accident fair and unbiased?

    Were the investigators able to prove, with certainty, what happened?

    Has celebrity and money lust biased the investigation and reporting?

    The justice system stopped working the moment any names were released to the media and it became the “legal” system.

  8. 8 Nicker Jul 17th, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    It’s unfortunate that we typically learn too late that getting a buzz and driving simply don’t work together.

    Some of us are lucky and get away with minor consequences, others aren’t so lucky.

    And it’s a tough way to learn that you need a haircut.

  9. 9 Jul 18th, 2007 at 4:15 am

    whether the rider was drunk or not,billy sure was drunk.its shame that people who became celebrtity doesnt even bother to care for law.wrong is wrong whether it is done by billy or any V.I.P.person.

  10. 10 james Jul 18th, 2007 at 9:32 am

    sorry it happend to both guys.

  11. 11 Cheesydoesit Jul 18th, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Hey Rogue…why don’t you take some of your own advise, “let a jury decide on guilt or not”, and shut the hell up. You sound like a complete fool saying he contributed to his own death. “Had the option to go off the right side of the road…” He didn’t have an option…I’d sue you in civil court for being a f*@king moron if it was allowed. Get out of here, your an idiot.

  12. 12 Jul 18th, 2007 at 10:46 am

    We must remember to that Lane was not using his well educated brain. Lane had no drivers license. They were and still are suspended by the State of North Carlina. Lane was speeding and according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident narrative Mr. Morelock [deceased] did in fact have his headlight on and his headlights were seen by all three cars Lane was trying to pass on the wrong side of the highway. Morelock’s headlights were on when the rescue and police arrived at the scene. Lane had no respect for the law or regard for other human beings on the road. When you have the benefit of money, one can afford to buy time. and Lane’s lawyers are doing just that. Blood samples……Lane tried to refuse giving blood just as he did in North Carolina when pulled over by their State Police. I am quite sure Lane knew he was drunk……again! Blood was drawn forty-five minutes after Lane killed Morelock. I will be glad when the trial begins so we can blog about motorcycles and events. Lane is a drunk with a new haircut who killed someone and needs to pay. Dodge is the “moron”. they should have picked up the loaners they gave Lane to drive after the DUI incident in North Carolina and lost his drivers license. At least Dodge would not be in this mess caused by Lane’s drinking problem. A long with Lane’s new haircut, he might want to go to the dentist and have his teeth cleaned!!! I say’ KILL A BIKER, DRUNK, NO LICENSE, passing on a double yellow line and speeding put his butt in the can for a while. The world will not miss him. People like Lane give Biker’s a bad name!!! I think Lane is a murderer!

  13. 13 Brett Jul 18th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Well on a quick note, Lane’s DL is NOT suspended in NC. The judge threw out the case. Said the cops didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case. Lane went on trail for that matter & was cleared. Not sure how that will help or hurt this case, just like none of us can know how the alcohol of both parties will effect it.

    I also have not heard anything about the illegal pass charge being dropped.

    Oh yeah & Lane’s hair cut looks gay. He needs to get back to growing it. Paul Cox & Keino wouldn’t cut their hair.

  14. 14 Brett Jul 18th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    oh yeah & Dodge gave him the truck long before the Smoke out in Salisbury where his DUI was thrown out. They gave him the truck as a promotional vehicle for the Blood, Sweat & Gears tour, which started long before this.

  15. 15 Jul 18th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Now we’re commenting on haircuts. Unreal. Let’s get back to motorcycles!!!

  16. 16 Chris Jul 18th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Goon is right. Since when short hair is gay and long hair is not??? Brett is an idiot with long hair.

  17. 17 Solow Sam Jul 19th, 2007 at 2:36 am

    ” Kill a biker , go to Jail ” , I’ve said that on another site and someone said ” The guy was on a moped he’s not a biker … ” Well to me it doesn’t matter if Mr.Morelock was riding a Yamaha or just standing there , he’s dead . I guess for some people this saying is only used against people who haven’t been on T.V.
    Billy has good , make that GREAT Lawyers . In Canada my buddy tried to pass but didn’t get back in before the double line came up , he got a ticket . That’s what the double line means , NO PASSING HERE , it doesn’t matter where you started your pass .
    I think Billys Lawyers will use the ” He wasn’t drunk when he started driving but got drunk because he had chugged a few beers and would have been home before it was fully digested ” defence . They will say he got drunk because the cops held him up for 45 minutes .
    What would we be saying if it was Billy Lane on the moter cycle that got killed by some drunk driver in a truck ? I know what I would be saying .

  18. 18 Solow Sam Jul 19th, 2007 at 2:40 am

    Cheesydoesit , you have a way with words , I agree . SS

  19. 19 bob Jul 19th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    if the cops held him there for 45 minutes, his blood alcohol level could have been going up or down, so he could have been more or less drunk than when he actually got behind the wheel. i think the thing to look at here is that a man consumed alcohol. he then got behind the wheel of a vehicle and drove it. everyone and their brother has heard the saying ‘dont drink and drive’. some people choose to ignore that and drive anyway. im sure billy has great lawyers that will do everything they can to get him off. he has the money to afford that. billy is also a celebrity. which could be against him, because a judge or jury might want to make an example of him and show that not even a celebrity can do this and get away with it.

    like i said before. no matter what happens, a man is dead and this whole thing sucks.

  20. 20 Nicker Jul 20th, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    RE: Goon
    “…now we’re commenting on haircuts…”

    Dude, i’ve not much patience with those, who by their actions, make the rest of us look like idiots.

    Looks to me like he’s in the same league as Paris Hilton, but she has better hair.

    “…the famed motorcycle builder…”…??? Hell, Never heard of him till TV. And the stuff he said on the show i saw made him look like he was trying to one-up Indian Larry.

    Let’s get real here. It’s time this guy grew up. The multiple DUI events this blog is reporting makes him look like just another Beer-Moron.

    Sorry, i’ll not cut him any slack.

  21. 21 hippie Jul 21st, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    lets all hope the best for billy lane, i’m sure if he had to do it all over again he would not be in this position, none of us were there, so we can’t no who did what, it was labor day, if the guy had a drink, well, he paid for it dearly, and as for billy, he has to look in the mirror every day
    this was an accident, i’m going to say a prayer for both of them.
    btw, did you here that billy did a nude layout in playgirl magizine, he looks hot!!!

  22. 22 bob Jul 22nd, 2007 at 10:06 am

    “btw, did you here that billy did a nude layout in playgirl magizine, he looks hot!!!”

    it doesnt matter where you get the money for the lawyers, as long as you give it to them..

  23. 23 Jul 26th, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    ROUGE – you are such a but sucker I can’t tell what plant you are from.
    I know billy and he did a lot of binge drinking at several motorcycle trade shows and ect. He was out of control and needed help, but guy’s like you
    just sit in awe and bought him several rounds of drinks because you thought he walked on water. But he is human and we all make mistakes that take are lives in different directions. I do feel sorry for him he really is a great
    guy. Just got into the fast Lane.

  24. 24 Brett Jul 26th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Well not having anything to do with the case, but this entire he got drunk & wasted at all the bike shows. Guess what?? So do alot, maybe most of these guys. Russell Mitchell gets drunk all the time at these. Paul Cox has had drinks at these. I would also say 99% of the people attending these events are drunk. That is why there are bars & beer stands everywhere at them. That is also why there are multiple deaths every year at Bikeweek, Sturgis, Biketoberfest, & the Smokeout.

    Then there is the fact that many of you liked Billy because of his lifestyle & how he was on the Build Off shows.

    Again, none of this has anything to do with the case, but if you were not saying he was in need of help & like the person he was when the 1st Build Off against Roger Bourget aired, then don’t try to change it around now & act all Holier Than Thou now because it caught up to him.

    That is the main problem with all this TV crap. It makes people think they know someone when in reality you don’t. Billy was being Billy & until the wreck, no one or at least very few condemed him for it because most wanted to be him.

  25. 25 Nicker Jul 27th, 2007 at 3:19 am

    You almost got it:
    “… the main problem with all this TV crap…”
    “… most wanted to be him…”

    But it sounds to me like your calibrating bikers on the actions of “…most of these guys. Russell Mitchell gets drunk all the time at these. Paul Cox has had drinks…”

    Try raising your standards.

  26. 26 Jul 27th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Folks the civil case against Billy Lane and Dodge is finally over.

    The brother of Gerald Morelock, Byron, has released a statment and I have posted it.

  27. 27 Iowalowrider Jul 27th, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve heard comments about how chrysler and lane needed to do this and cut their losses. If Mr. Morelock had been sober and innocent negotiations wouldn’t be needed. If gerald had lived he’d be lucky to get the medical bills paid and he would have a D.U.I. fine. Chrysler and Billy take a hit on this huge settlement but what about the rest of us who pay insurance? You and me will pay for this settlement as the costs trickle down!!!
    Thanks to lane and morelock for driving drunk. Can’t wait to get my future insurance bills.

  28. 28 Brett Jul 27th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    No Nicker. My point is now that a tragedy has happen, people complain about “Billy’s Drinking”, but 2 to 4 years ago they were buying him the drinks in hopes to have a picture taken with him.

    I also think it’s wrong to just bring up his drinking because he had the wreck. Instead of saying “Billy was so wasted”, how about, “ya know, there is way to much alcohol at all of these events & way to many people getting drunk.”

    It’s easy to pint the finger at him, but the real hard thing is to look at yourself or friends & what is happening at all of these things.

    It’s the whole, “he sucks because he did this, but it won’t happen to me.” Ya know? Complain about him, but then go out on Saturday Night with your friends & demolish a case of Bud.

    It’s like the other week here. A girl jumped on someone’s bike to take it for a ride while at a bar. She & the guy she was riding next to were on a double lane road. When they took off from a stop sign, she went to fast, her front wheel hit his back wheel. She flew off the bike & landed in the lane next to her. A CAR THEN RAN HER OVER & KILLED HER. She didn’t bounce of the car or anything. She fell to the street in front of the car & was run over like a dead squirrel or rabbit laying in the road. I would think there would be a big law suit against the driver of the car for inattentive driving at the very least. However, there is nothing. No supposed celebrity biker involved for the internet to get into an uproar. No one out side of Green Bay knows this woman’s name or the name of the other people involved. Both the biker rider & the car driver had been drinking. They were on a road that is a strip of bars. They are chalking this one up as a tragic accident.

    & that right there is the real problem with all of this. Bikers get killed every day. However, because they aren’t hit by a guy who has been on the Discovery Channel, they go unnoticed like they never existed. No months of blogs & internet lawyers giving their opinions on those cases.

    But then again, if it wasn’t for me knowing who Billy Lane is, I also wouldn’t know who Gerald Morelock was & I wouldn’t know anything about this case I guess because there are a Hell of alot more people who don’t know about this then those of us who do.

    Oh Well FREE JESSE JAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. 29 AJ CHIG Aug 5th, 2007 at 9:48 pm


  30. 30 Aug 7th, 2007 at 8:40 am

    Billy Lane did lose his drivers license in North Carolina for a year when he refused to blow for the DUI in North Carolina. Billy Lane did not have license when he killed Mr. Morelock. Furthermore, after he murdered Mr. Morelock the State of Florida suspended the license here…again. I hope Lane goes to jail and does not pass go. I agree, now that he has taken his lawyers advise and cut that nappy hair, a dentist would be a good idea as well. FRY LANE!!! I am glad the Morelock family has settled with Dodge……hope they got millions!!!!! Dodge needs to pay attention who they let drive promo cars/trucks……."BE RESPOSIBLE!!!!!

  31. 31 morgan Aug 8th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    North Carolina made a mistake and did not inform Florida that they had suspended Billy’s license.
    Go to the dentist and get his teeth fixed??!! I wish I had such perfect white teeth as Billy does. Have you people ever actually seen him?
    I do believe that there are facts that have not been made public. Everyone should save their “Hope he rots in jail” until they hear all the facts.
    BTW – Billy has said he has not drank any alcohol since the accident. How many of you can say that?

  32. 32 Aug 8th, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    WOW!!!!Lane kills someone and then he "quits" drinking. Guess he deserves a pat on the back.

  33. 33 morgan Aug 8th, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Would it have made you feel better to hear he was still drinking??!! There are a lot of idiots that would continue to drink. I am interested in knowing how many of you have not had a drink and then drove or rode afterwards since last labor day. Did any of you learn not to drink and drive?

  34. 34 Aug 15th, 2007 at 6:04 am

    Lane has crossed the path with officers before and never quit drinking till he killed Gerry Morelock. MIKE ODOM is a joke. A Bikers blog with a Bikers point of view when the wannna be doesn’t even have a motorcycle period. How does one write articles with the opinion of a biker when he is not a biker. We can read the newspapers and getour info or goggle Billy Lane’s name to finf info. MIKE ODOM is not a biker and does not have a bike. He needs to change the name of his blog. I almost cracked up when I read the link to Mike Odom’s Blog on Bikerlawblog. What a joke…or what a deceiving person. A fake that amn is. Stay off his site and go to real biker sites…not someone who doesn’t enen ride and I heard his wife had had several DUI’s and a problem with booze. So, who he he to judge Billy Lane? Odom needs to keep his wife sober and off the road. Dodge should not have loaned Lane any promo automobiles if they were not going to keep up with his driving record, one has to wonder if they even checked the status of his drivers license. Yes, North Carolina suspended Lane’s drivers license for refusal to submit to sobriety tests after he was caught riding there on the wrong side of the highway with out a helmet. Florida honors other states when they suspend drivers license. Years ago, you could go to another state and get drivers license when your were suspended. It does not work that way. Brett, check the records in North Carolina and do research. Lane had suspended license when he plowed over Gerry Morelock and killed him. Morelocks headlights were on when Lane killed him. The FHP report and witnesses that were on the scene when Lane killed Mr. Morelock and the headlights were on when emergency people and police showed up. The witnesses who Lane tried to blow off the road when he was in the wrong lane, yet again saw Morelock’s headlights. Mike Odom, your perspective is you own, certainly not from a Biker’s point of view……you need a bike to have a perspective from a bikers point of view I would think you need a bike. You sir are a wannabe and a joke.

  35. 35 Anderson Aug 17th, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Everyon involved is human – Every human has an opinion – Every human will one day answer to their own hight power – No human has the knowledge of what is to come or why.
    With that said – Let me just add –
    Both Men – Both Human – Both Bikers – AND – Both Drinking
    Both men have now and will someday answer to their own higher power
    A higher power that believes and gives Mercy to every human without sharing an opinion.
    You would have thought the human race for as almighty as we think we are – Could just pretend to have some mercy for everyone involved and not search out the fault of whom to blame.
    Both men have family and friends that love them – May a higher power be with everyone involved and find strength to not only give mercy to the ones involved but to the ones who have given themselves the right to pass judgment and share their opinions.

  36. 36 morgan Aug 17th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    Anderson – Your comment is the best I have read since the accident happened. There is nothing else for me to say.

  37. 37 WADE UK Sep 11th, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Well it’s kinda hard to find any info on what happened and the ongoing saga of billy lane in london, england. i have read everyone’s point of view and most have good points, i just think that “he without sin throw the first stone” we will be pretty hard pushed to find someone that has not done something stupid and not thought how lucky they were to get away with it, in this case billy did something stupid and has and will pay his price.
    i love billy’s bike and when seeing him on shows came to the conclusion that it was only a matter of time before he would implode, i’m just sorry it happened when another mans life was taken.

  38. 38 Nicker Sep 11th, 2007 at 10:44 pm


    “…seeing him on shows came to the conclusion that it was only a matter of time before he would implode…”


  39. 39 byron Sep 15th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Hey Cyril,

    Most of your bloggers have class and show it with their words.Some
    (rogue)are out in left field.Don’t believe everything you read.
    This tradgedy ruined 2 families.I know ……
    You & mike Odom have been level headed since the get go.
    Both of our families appreciate that.

  40. 40 Sep 15th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Byron, thank you very much for your comment. My thoughts have always been and will remain with both families. Cyril.

  41. 41 Ray Oct 3rd, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Where were all of Lane’s so-called friends when he got behind the wheel that awfull night last Sept? I remember reading about what happened in easy r mag and I just wanted to explode. You fuckin stupid morons! If he had true friends, “brothers” one man would still be alive, and Lane would still be on top of the world.

  42. 42 Anderson Oct 10th, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    I stand on the words that I have already writen –
    Everyon involved is human – Every human has an opinion – Every human will one day answer to their own hight power – No human has the knowledge of what is to come or why.
    With that said – Let me just add –
    Both Men – Both Human – Both Bikers – AND – Both Drinking
    Both men have now and will someday answer to their own higher power
    A higher power that believes and gives Mercy to every human without sharing an opinion.
    You would have thought the human race for as almighty as we think we are – Could just pretend to have some mercy for everyone involved and not search out the fault of whom to blame.
    Both men have family and friends that love them – May a higher power be with everyone involved and find strength to not only give mercy to the ones involved but to the ones who have given themselves the right to pass judgment and share their opinions.
    And I add that I believe in a higher power and I believe Billy as well as my self……..well…..we are still human! Back off people – It could have just as well been any of us….alive or dead!

  43. 43 Bobby Lane Oct 11th, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    I can’t believe I read half of the ignorant crap in here. Our rights and laws are being trampled on everyday, changed more and more so we do anything about them. If something doesn’t directly affect us, we normally don’t do anything about it, right? Well heres what I found out. If Billy goes to jail, on a DUI/ Manslaughter charge- level 8, theres a mandatory minimum prison term of 10 years. Of which, in the great state of Florida, prisoners serve a minimum of 85% of their sentence. 15 months short of their release, they can be eligible for work release. So if Billys gotta go, hes got a little bit of an adventure. 7 solid years of lock down!!! Did he mean to do it? Of course not. in my opinion, thats more than enough time for the punishment. In the state of Washington, someone would get only 7 years with a third off their sentence! At any rate, I’m cheerin for Billy.
    We Love ya Bro
    From The Lane Clan up in the NW

  44. 44 Big Pointer Oct 17th, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Anderson’s insightful remarks really made me think honestly about this situation. Hopefully some good will come out of this most tragic circumstance. Prayers are with bo th families.

  45. 45 springer1 Nov 7th, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Anderson, you hit it right on the head. pray for BOTH family’s, and LET IT GO. I hope everyone tankes something away from this. Prayers and best wishes to both family’s.

  46. 46 Legere Nov 10th, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Paul Cox cut his hair short and he looks good.

  47. 47 IRISH Nov 27th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    I met Billy Lane last year in Daytona. When I say I met him, I mean I shook his hand in front of his booth at a Harley dealer. At the time I had no idea of his pending court case. All I can say is that he seemed like a genuine nice guy. In fact I thought he was very humble for a so-called big star. When I read about the accident I felt bad for both him and the other guy he hit. I thought it was tragedy that could happen to almost anyone. Unfortunately, most of us have driven or ridden when we were impaired. I’m not proud of it, but I have. I know that doesn’t make it right; but it sure makes us think that if it weren’t for a little luck we could be in the same boat as Billy’s in. I guess the bottom line is, if you think he needs to be punished then he should probably go to jail; but if you think he should be rehabilitated then maybe we should take another avenue. Remember, this was an “accident” and he has to live with this the rest of his life. I’m not saying he should be totally let off the hook, but maybe some sort of community service and some sort of restitution to the other family would be more appropriate. Jail would be like throwing something useful in the garbage. I don’t really think he’s a threat to society and he may be able to do some good for the community. Well, for what it’s worth, that’s my two cents.

  48. 48 StealthS.O.F. Dec 20th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    It seams when you are a celerbity,and have a monetary backing you can do anything,this isn’t justice. I don’t know Billy,but he broke the law and killed another human mallishly ,he should be in prison doing hard time.This wasn’t an accident, he was DUI and illegly passing,he appears to think he is above the law.I’ve seen him partying.Morelock is gone,his family suffers on.Lane will have to man up some day.

  49. 49 StealthS.O.F. Dec 26th, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Isn’t it funny how after time we all forget,that makes it easyer on a criminal.

  50. 50 Vettsy Dec 30th, 2007 at 3:27 am

    I just bought 3 Billy Lane sweatshirts on sale for like $13.00 bucks each, and sort of chuckled to myself that Billy must be in prison or I’d never got ’em so cheap!
    I don’t know the circumstances, wasn’t there when Mr. Morelock lost his life and really hate it for his family and friends. My heart goes out to all involved. One things for sure, I’m sure Billy is suffering just as bad or worse than Mr. Morelock’s family and friends. Billy is a very nice guy and I really hate that it had to happen to him. But it happened, and God does things for a reason. Billy knows he will pay for what happened and his punishment will be far worse than going to prison.
    I’m praying for family and friends of Mr. Morelock and for Billy. I hope that everyone will find in their hearts to forgive Billy. I believe Billy would give up all his money, fame and even his life to bring back Mr. Morelock. I’m sure Billy will step up to the plate for his punishment.

  51. 51 commonsense Dec 30th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Common sense? What happened to common sense? Mr. Lane enjoyed his very public reputation for a total disregard for intelligent living. Why is it that there are people who would offer excuses for a person who knowingly continued to drive on a suspended license? He knew better, and he CHOSE to disregard intelligence, and common sense in favor of his anti-normal views. It shouldn’t be so shocking that this event has happened. You cannot mix alcohol, and machinery long term and keep these things from happening.
    Flip the coin, if the deceased were operating the Dodge truck, after a night of drinking, and wiped out Mr. Lane, what would the cries be then? Go with common sense here. He was driving the truck. He did hit and kill a biker. He was DUI by blood test. Guilty.

  52. 52 Vettsy Dec 31st, 2007 at 3:21 am

    You know, common sense, as the old folks would say, there’s 2 sides to every plank. Billy was in the wrong, no excuses or ‘anti-normal views’ but being a biker, my common sense would tell me to hit the ditch unless I was on a bridge, ‘course I know how to swim, too. Could have been Mr. Morelock didn’t have time, but seems to me if Billy was trying to pass all those cars, surely there would have been a little time for Morelock to slow and take the ditch. Does anyone know if Mr. Morelock pulled out from a side road as Billy was making his move to pass? Just curious. I’ve been in situations being perfectly legal to pass and had people pull out from a side road seeing me trying to pass! Of course I wasn’t driving with a suspended license or DUI.
    After making my post earlier, I read that there has been an out of court settlement between the family of Mr. Morelock and Billy Lane. Criminal charges will still be pressed.

  53. 53 Keep On Trucking Jan 8th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Billy was wrong.Kill a biker go to jail..It doesn’t matter that billy is a public figure. He should just do his time.He will as soon as his money runs out.He’s a criminal and no one should purchase anything from a criminal.

  54. 54 TATTOO JOHN Apr 14th, 2008 at 2:18 am


  55. 55 Nomad Apr 23rd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Well lets use some common sense here. from all i have read Mr. Lane although innocent until proved otherwise has virtually sanitize his act no more boozing big partys strip clubs all the things he did before this tragic accident he no longer does, if you are not guilty of what you have been doing then why stop?? if his boozing and recklessness was in no way responsible for ths tragedy then why has he become a MONK of sorts?? why has this so called lifesyle been interupted?? why is Billy being a good boy all of a sudden!!!

  56. 56 dingodave May 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Billy is innocent
    he would never do something like this.

  57. 57 kneeman Jun 19th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    dingodave are you sure you are not ding bat dave This accident could of been avoided by not passing in a no passing zone. That says it all the proof of weather drunk or not just adds more time to the sentence. If it would of been me they would of stuffed and cuffed me and i would not of got out on bail. To nomad maybey he has seen the light .

  58. 58 Marie McRarland Sep 1st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    “BTW – Billy has said he has not drank any alcohol since the accident.”

    WOW! What a prince! Too bad reality hit home too late to spare Gerald Morelock’s life. Everyone keeps going on about this all being a tragic “accident”. Billy went out and knowingly got drunk out of his skull. Twice the legal limit! And choose to drive on a supended license. That wasn’t an “accident” folks! That was arrogent stupidity on Billy Lane’s part! Thinking he could drive drunk with no consequences.

    I have zero sympathy for Billy Lane. He’s a murderer pure and simple. And I have to wonder how many of you would still be wishing him well and giving him sympathy if it were your relative he hit and killed?

  59. 59 danno Sep 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    While this whole situation is beyond bad, the reality is Billy has shown remorse, he has changed his ways to set a better example. Those of you that just read an article or a blog and immediately form an opinion of Billy, don’t know the truth. Billy didn’t just change his ways to get out of trouble, he did so because he felt extremely bad. He changed because it was what felt right to him. There are ton’s of celebrities that do really bad things, and never change their ways. Billy is not one of them.

    Unfortuantely this situation repeats itself 1000’s of times a year. If nothing else, some good has come from this situation. Hopefully one less person is going to die because of drinking and driving. Alhough it is sad, and I feel whole heartedly for all parties involved, hopefully the media attention has struck home with some people. Maybe just one person thinks twice about their actions.

    I am not saying we should just forget this and go on, but what is the use of all the attention if something good doesn’t come out of this situation.

    I too have made mistakes in the past, but like Billy I am trying to be a better person.

  60. 60 Dan Oct 13th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Its sad that a so called man and would be biker try to duck out of his actions and responsibilities. I agree he shouldn’t get 15 years but he should receive some sort of punishment. Why not finish it and accept it.

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