Ramona man pleads not guilty to reckless driving that injures bicyclist on Route 67

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. on 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.

   
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