Lane, 39, faces up to nine years in prison after a judge in June OK’d a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of DUI manslaughter in connection with a Sept. 4, 2006, crash that left Sebastian Inlet park ranger Gerald Morelock dead.
Police said Lane’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crossed a double-yellow line to speed at 68 mph past three cars on State Road A1A south of Melbourne Beach. He crashed his Dodge pickup head on into 56-year-old Morelock’s small Yamaha motorcycle.
Probation, house arrest or alcohol and drug provisions will be up to the discretion of Circuit Judge Robert Burger.
Lane, who has been free pending sentencing, will argue for no prison time, attorneys said.
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