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Ramona Man Pleads Not Guilty in Road Rage Crash That Injured Bicyclist

Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Douglas Lane. He bailed out of jail and was ordered to return to court Monday.

Ramona Man Pleads Not Guilty in Road Rage Crash That Injured Bicyclist

A Ramona man accused in an October road rage crash that left a bicyclist seriously injured pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of reckless driving.

Douglas Lane, 51, was arrested Jan. 4 and posted $50,000 bail.

Deputy District Attorney Kelly Rand said Lane admitted being at the crash scene.

According to sheriff's Deputy Aaron Meleen, a pickup truck and a Volvo were jockeying for the right-of-way on northbound state Route 67 as it merged from two lanes to one, north of Poway Road, about 9:45 a.m. last Oct. 26.

Lane's truck allegedly hit the passenger side of the Volvo as the truck's driver tried to squeeze in from the right, Meleen said.

The truck -- a Dodge Ram 3500 -- veered right and struck a female bicyclist in a marked bicycle lane, the deputy said.

Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for Lane's arrest.

Lane appeared in court today and had his preliminary hearing set for March 27. A readiness conference was scheduled for March 17.

-City News Service

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