Imprisoned bike shop owner works on state vehicles


Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 7:05 a.m.

VIERA, Fla. — A motorcycle shop owner who appeared on the Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off" is fixing Florida Department of Corrections vehicles while he's serving a prison sentence.

A state prison spokeswoman says Billy Lane was assigned to the corrections motor pool four months ago.

Lane is serving a six-year sentence, followed by three years of probation, for the traffic death of a biker. A judge also ordered his driver's license suspended for life, along with random drug and alcohol testing after his release from prison.

Police said Lane's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crossed a double-yellow line to speed past three cars on a road south of Melbourne Beach in 2006. He crashed his pickup head-on into a motorcycle driven by Jerry Morelock.

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