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DUI x 2: Gate City man charged twice in two-day span

September 3rd, 2013 10:42 pm by Wes Bunch

DUI x 2: Gate City man charged twice in two-day span

Gene Alan Lane

GATE CITY — A Gate City man was arrested twice in a two-day period over the Labor Day weekend after he was allegedly found driving under the influence with drugs in his possession both times.

The Gate City Police Department arrested Gene Alan Lane, 45, of Gate City, on a total of four charges — including DUI and possession of Schedule II, Schedule III and Schedule IV narcotics — as a result of the initial incident.

Lane’s first arrest reportedly occurred Thursday when he was pulled over by a Gate City police officer on West Jackson Street for a simple light law violation.

While conducting the traffic stop, the officer reportedly saw a pill crusher lying in “plain view” inside Lane’s truck. Several types of prescription narcotics were also allegedly found in the pill crusher.

According to a police report filed by the Gate City officer, Lane had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet.

Lane was taken into custody after he allegedly failed a field sobriety test and transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.

 Lane was reportedly released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond.

On Saturday,  Lane was again pulled over in Gate City on suspicion of DUI after a Scott County sheriff’s deputy observed him allegedly driving erratically on Jackson Street.

 Lane reportedly failed a field sobriety test during that traffic stop and was taken into custody by police.

During a search of his truck, authorities allegedly found more prescription narcotics.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office charged lane with DUI-second offense, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of a Schedule III drug.

 Following his arrest, Lane was again booked into the Duffield regional jail. He was reportedly still being held there Tuesday on a $4,000 bond.

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