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