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What Garrison Did

Before Fatal Crash

12/5/2006 2:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lane GarrisonTMZ has learned that "Prison Break" star Lane Garrison has hired powerhouse defense attorney Harland Braun in connection with last Saturday's fatal car accident.

Lane was at the wheel in his Land Rover on Saturday night when it crossed a median in Beverly Hills and crashed into a tree. A 17-year-old boy sitting in the backseat was killed and two 15-year-olds were injured.

Braun tells TMZ that Garrison had never met the three teenagers before the night of the accident. Braun says Garrison was at a local supermarket earlier in the evening when the trio recognized him in the checkout line and asked him if he wanted to go to a party. Braun says Garrison went to the party and had one drink. Braun says Garrison also had one margarita at a Mexican restaurant that night, but that was the extent of his alcohol consumption. Braun tells TMZ that as Garrison was leaving the party to meet a woman at his apartment, the three teens asked to accompany him. According to sources, the boy was an only child and was extremely well liked by his peers.

Braun says Garrison has no recollection of the accident, which Braun says rendered him unconscious. In fact, Braun claims Garrison's first memory was waking up at the Century City Hospital emergency room with a taxi coupon on his lap that had been given to him by hospital staff so he could get home. Braun says he was not told by hospital personnel that someone had died. He learned of the death later from a friend, Braun says, and was "totally despondent."

Braun says a sample of Garrison's blood was taken at the hospital, but it could take several weeks before the results are in. Braun says he doubts Garrison was intoxicated, but also says, "Who knows if someone put something in his drink at the party."

Braun also says Garrison's Land Rover had been experiencing alignment issues as of late and had been pulling to one side, and added that the SUV had brake problems. Braun says he is forwarding repair receipts to the police.

According to Braun, "Nobody knows what happened, it's a mystery."


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Jo Blo    

It's not my fault the immigrants came to live in the shittiest city in the U.S.A. Besides living here on expired visas, I guess they are fucking dumb too? Either way, tell mommy dearest that I'll see her in Europe and next time, pay attention to what her delinquent ass kids are doing.

2847 days ago

Jo Blo    

The teens aren't credible, and they don’t have a legal leg to stand on. They have nothing to do with this case, and unless the pictures of him drinking surface - should go back to their regular lives of shopping on Rodeo and drinking - which I’m sure you all will continue to do.

Lane was alright when he was going to get booze for your drunk asses but when something finally happens to one of you invincible teenagers, he’s a bad guy. You all need to take a long hard look in the mirror and except some responsibility for not stopping the idiots (even Lane) from getting in the car.

2847 days ago


Do not beleive everything the media says....The truth will come out. My thoughts are the with you LG.
You have my support

2847 days ago


I think I can explain why he wasn't arrested at the hospital. First, the police need the official results from a lab and then if they come back as intoxicated from alcohol or CDS the state will proceed with seeking an indictment for vehicular manslaughter. The police would not want to act prematurally because it could cause the case to be thrown out on a technicality. This is how it works in the State of Maryland and I am sure it is similar in California. We may not move at the speed in which the public understands but it is not about being popular it is about getting it right to ensure justice for the victims and their families. There are alot of interviews to conduct and the vehicle will be looked at by mechanics as well as the accident reconstruction. Be patient.

2846 days ago


I agree. A grown man picking up three teens, 2 of which were girls, and agreeing to go to a party with them is just weird. And makes him look guilty as hell. What were his real intentions? We'll never know now. But they weren't good.

2845 days ago


WOW , what a shame for the lost life, but this seems to be the atypical story coming out of the imaginary reality of hollywood, this will be forgotten as will be the role this lane guy played, who ever hires this guy is just rewarding the ignorance of the business which is hollywood...please dont forget this child who lost thier life and the adult who needs to be held responsible

2845 days ago


Well i know he had no business with a a bunch of young kids no matter what the circumstances were. And what pisses me off if that was anybody else out there had done what he had done they would still be trying to get out of jail cause they would have booked us dano. But you know as well as i know he is going to get away with this . I just feel for the poor family that lost their child.......

2844 days ago


As a retired law enforcement officer, this whole story stinks...1. Garrison had only one drink at the party and one margarita at a Mexican resturant BUT if blood test result come back over the limit then "somebody put something in his drink"...blood tests for DUI do not take "serveral weeks" to determine whether he was over the limit. Drag it out for a few weeks and something else will have captured the public's attention and Garrison can try to slip under the radar of public opinion. 2. If Garrison has repair receipts he is forwarding to the police for the alignment and brake issues then the problem must have been correct prior to the accident. 3. Out drinking with 3 minors?? Does this guy have a brain?? 4. Taking two 15 year old girls back to his apartment?? For what purpose I wonder?? Proof positive that he goes NOT have a brain.... Throw the book at him and let him do some hard time....These Hollywood "20 something" dimwits need to get some sense of responsibility.....

2843 days ago

Lauraine Combs    

Re: lance garrison.....gulty guilty guilty guilty!!!!!
if it was me or you, we'd be in jail still!! Money talks,
bs walks!

2843 days ago

The facts.    

There is a video on youtube that shows the teenager who died, he was 17, talking about how drunk he is while playing the guitar. There's another girl, looks underage as well, drinking what looks like a Corona. There are about 6 or 7 teens drinking. All of them clearly drunk. It looks like this group of teens likes to drink a lot of alcohol. Hmmm.......

Where are the parents at this party?

search under Vahagn Setian

2842 days ago

Jo Blo    

Prove that he was drunk.

Oh right, YOU CAN'T.

Way to jump to conclusions, dipsh*t.

2840 days ago


Why does the lawyer say it's a mystery? Weren't there two other girls in the car who survived? Can they Mysteriously not remember what happened?

2836 days ago


Why is the attorney saying it's a mystery? Weren't there two other girls in the car who survived? Did they Mysteriously not remember what happened?

2836 days ago

nascar johnson    

I personally think that everyone has made mistakes in there life never meaning to cause harm to anyone. But it does happen and I am sure that if anyone of us that likes Garrison would have wanted a ride to a party if he offered. I think the truth will come out and until then everyone should not be so negative about the situation. I feel for the boys parents and totally understand what they are going through.
I will always like Garrison even though he mad a bad decison that night. The bottom line is only the people involved will really no the truth.

2834 days ago

Lee Peterson    

The message to young people in our country is money and celebrity can buy you out and if you are not either, you go to prison.
Why was he let go off Prison Break prior to the accident? Has anyone checked to see the producers or cast noticed anything alcohol related while he was working?
Why hasn't anyone investigated that, since he was on the show for MONTHS prior to the accident and if he had a problem surely SOMEONE would have taken note.
Heck, perhaps that is why he is no longer on the show??

2834 days ago
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