Readers may recall that back in early December there was a fatal car wreck involving Lane Garrison, a 26 year old actor most recently seen on Fox's 'Prison Break', as "Tweener." Garrison was driving the car, and his passengers were two 15 year old girls and a 17 year old boy. The 17 year old, Vahagn Setian, did not survive the crash.
The three teenagers had met Garrison hours before the crash, and had invited him to a party. While at the party, several witnesses reported to police that Garrison did several shots of vodka in a short period of time. Now, more witnesses have come forward to testify they saw him snort lines of cocaine just before he got into the car and drove away with the three passengers. Blood tests revealed that he had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.
The Beverly Hills Police Department has recommended to the city attorney's office that Garrison be charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, a charge that carries a maximum 10 year prison sentence. He could also be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, or cocaine, or both. The DUI can be prosecuted as a felony since there was injury involved. Adding insult to injury, the cops are also recommending he be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
It looks like Lane Garrison might need his own set of buddies to stage a 'Prison Break.' Okay, that was a terrible joke. But I'm still laughing a little bit in my head.