Man can't ride with Hells Angels after 3rd-offense DUIA Reno, Nev., man who admitted to being a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club won’t be allowed to ride with the group for 30 months as part of his sentence for third-offense driving under the influence.
By: Austin Kaus, The Daily Republic
A Reno, Nev., man who admitted to being a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club won’t be allowed to ride with the group for 30 months as part of his sentence for third-offense driving under the influence.
Lloyd Wayne Vetos, 45, was arrested in Mitchell on Aug 11, 2009, for driving his motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol after drinking what he later admitted to be four beers and “a couple of shots of Jagermeister.”
On Tuesday, Judge Tim Bjorkman gave Vetos a twoyear suspended penitentiary sentence, but ordered him to serve a total of 89 days in the Davison County Jail over three segments between today and 2012.
Vetos was also sentenced to pay a $500 fine and various court costs. He will be on probation for 30 months, during which time he is to obey all laws, consent to warrantless search and seizure and lose his driver’s license for one year from the date of his incarceration.
Before sentence was pronounced, Vetos’ attorney Donna Bucher cited his history of volunteer work — some of which was done through the Hells Angels — as reason to give Vetos a suspended sentence.
“Perhaps it’s not the group to be involved in, but … he does community service with the Hells Angels,” Bucher said.
Vetos said he was also employed by Volunteers of America, work that inspired some of his associates to write letters supporting Vetos that were entered as evidence.
Vetos said he intends to return to Reno after finishing his initial jail sentence.
As part of the sentence, Bjorkman said Vetos would be required to enroll in the 24/7 program if he decides to stay in South Dakota.
However, he is not allowed to return to the state at a time when motorcyclists traditionally flock here. “You are not allowed to return to South Dakota during the week prior to, the week of or the week after any announced dates of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” Bjorkman said.