Billy Lane Freed from Florida Prison

Free Billy Lane!

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Billy Lane around 2004, at the height of his popularity.

The phrase is now more than just a rallying cry for thousands of Facebook followers; it’s a statement of fact. The celebrity bike builder was released from an Orlando work release program today as part of his 2009 plea deal, the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed to Florida Today.

Lane, 44, best known for his appearances on “Monster Garage” and “Biker Build-Off” reality television shows, was convicted in a September 2006 accident that killed another motorcyclist. He was sentenced in 2009 to state prison and later assigned to the work release program. Lane, whose is still prominently featured on the Choppers Inc. website, pleaded no contest in June 2009 to one count of vehicular homicide.

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Lane at his 2009 sentencing hearing.


Interestingly, a Facebook group named “Free Billy Lane!” that boasts more than 3,500 members has gained more than 300 new followers in the last 24 hours.