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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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46.

Cas    

My first thought was what was he doing in the car with teens as well? I can only hope that the parents of the child who died have a good support system. And for the parents of the other children hurt.

I do have a question for.. # 23 Joyce...

You say:

23. It's " a mystery". Give me a break. I do medical transcription for emergency rooms throughout the Los Angeles area. It does not take weeks to get results back for alcohol level or a urine toxicology screen. It takes about an hour, and patients are not released until these results are back.

Three teenagers in your vehicles. Shame on him.

Now I am not saying he was not at fault. BUT if he were drunk or high and the results were known before he left the hospital as you said. Why wasn't the police notifiied to arrest his ass before he left the bench at the hospital?

The hospital has to inform the police if there is a DUI suspect esp one who caused a death and injuries.

2694 days ago
47.

Student    

As a student at Beverly Hills Highschool, it is a terrifying experience to hear that a friend of yours has passed away by a careless choice.

Why would a 27 year old want to party with highschool students,let alone two frfteen year old girls?!

Our friend did the only thing he could do, and that was to stay with the girls, when he knew they could be in danger with lane.

Also, as the only adult there, lane should assume responsibility due to the fact that he was not only intoxicated, but fully aware that he was with minors who had just been at a party.

A life was taken away, and that is something that must not be forgotten here.
There are consequences for whatever you do, and unfourtunetly, these consequences took the life of a kid who was extremely loved, and will be missed greatly.

2694 days ago
48.

yes    

CLASSY

you gotta love a guy who has the world at his feet yet throws it all away due to his penchant for underage p***y and booze.

CLASSY

I hope he spends the rest of life in prison. if that were one of my daughters I'd kill him with my own bare hands.

CLASSY

2694 days ago
49.

Allison    

This story is bullsh*t. i know exactlywhat happened. this Lane guy is just trying to save his ass from jail and save his curreer. this fool needs to wake up to what he did. Admit that it was his fault and not the car's. Everyone at the party saw Lane pick up Vahagn and the two girls at the party. He was drinking at the party and it isnt the first time hes hung out at highschool parties before. He hooked up with at least two girls from Beverly High and i know this for fact. This guy offered to pick them up alcohol and that is exactly what happened. None of that story is true except for the fact that Vahagn was deeply loved and is deeply missed by everyone. This Lane guy and his attorny personneeds to take their little story and sh*t on it. cause its not true. And this Lane guy didnt even "remember" what happened so obviously hes gonna lie to save his ass cause if he told the truth his coureer will be over. The truth always comes out buddyyy so lie as much as you want but you will get f***ed over.

2694 days ago
50.

blinger    

you know what happened to Tweener in prison dontcha?

2694 days ago
51.

sara    

you guys....get the story straight. so once upon a time there were kids asking a man named lane garrison to buy them alcohol at a market. they never invited him to a party. of course, garrison bought the alcohol for them, took more then one shot of it, got in the car with the kids to go buy chasers, drove onto the sidewalk, hit a tree and flipped his car over several times. the boy was not wearing a seatbelt and flew out the windshield. he died on the way to the hospital and of course lane garrison is fine and went to a prison break party the next day. he doesnt remember my ass...his life is f***ed.

2694 days ago
52.

Princess Reid Smith    

Why this older guy riding 15 year old girls with him? Are they relatives? If not, he just another old pervert who can't handle women his own age. He stupid! Where are these young girls parents? Somebody need to question them too! Damn! what the world coming to? Pervert preachers, pervert White House workers, pervert teachers, I sure am glad mine GROWN cause this a SHAME!!! I'd be afraid to let mine out of the house, don't know what's out there lurking!

2694 days ago
53.

Kevin Keckeisen    

Um... yeah. SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURE someone "slipped something into his drink". Sure. That's possible, right? ;-D

Scramble, much?

2694 days ago
54.

Angela    

As a Beverly Hills High School student and friend of the killed victim, I am appaulled by this nonsense! This story is false. The truth will come out when the time is right. All the people who loved him and were touched by him at some point in our lives will not let this crime go unjustified.

2694 days ago
55.

TBH    

does anyone see the potential irony here?

2694 days ago
56.

Monty    

Post number 42 has me confused.I do not know of whom you write. And "blinger"? Is this your given slave name?

2694 days ago
57.

rip v    

all of you SICK people who are defending garrison should be put to jail with him. a life was taken! he has no soul! who runs out of a crime scene and leaves 3 teens in the car, dying? AN IDIOT! he deserves to suffer for the rest of his life. i hope he gets locked up in an insane asylum.

HE KILLED SOMEONE!

why doesnt anyone understand that?

there are sick, twisted people in this world.

2694 days ago
58.

tracey    

i knew this boy; v. he was amazing! and to think of a punishment that could equal his death is unthinkable! get the story straight. why would garrison have two 15 year old girls in his car?!?!?! just because he is an actor doesnt mean he's a good person. V was ten times the person that he was.

2694 days ago
59.

BHstudent    

lane garrison is a liar, a murderer, and a coward. i hope to high heaven that i never se him in public, because if i do...i'll sure as hel make him pay for taking away the life of one of, if not THE most beautiful, dynamic guys ever to walk this earth.

i hope that lane's lawyer gets disbarred for trying to make him look like the victim here. who the f*** is going to believe that he could be so easily persuaded by young teens to go to a party? and even if that was the case, that just shows how desperate this guy is. and why would those teens want to accompany him to a date he had-or better yet, WHY DIDN'T HE JUST GO TO HIS DATE IN THE FIRST PLACE? i don't see that woman being questioned. lastly, what hospital would just give a taxi coupon to someone that had supposedly been "unconscious" and/or drugged? i know hospitals dump homeless people back in the streets, but never a "star" (a star that i've never even heard of =/). really, all we need to do is use our common sense, and more than likely that idiot rots in prison (funny how fiction-Prison Break-could take on reality, eh?).

R.I.P. Vahagn. you trly touched everyone's lives, and although we miss you dearly, you will forever be in our thoughts and hearts as "the coolest guy ever"

2693 days ago
60.

tracey    

btw if you people who are trying to make garrison seem innocent then you would go look at the scene of the crime. the boys body was thrown out of the car, the cause of his death, well there is nooooooooooo way possible that he could of been driving the car because if he was and his body flew out, because of the position of the car, he would have it the tree that they crashed into. so before you write your bullsh*t comments think about it for one second.
1)two 15 year old girls in the car (can you say rape?)
2)buying alcohol to give to minors(lawsuit?)
3)drunk driving(license rovoked)
4)allowing passenger to not wear seat belt(fine for over $500)
5)killing a teenage boy(jail)
6)one critically injured girl(jail)
7)refusing to take a breathalizer test!(disrespect of law)

USE YOUR BRAINS HE MUST GO TO JAIL!!!!!

i love you v
r.i.p my angel

2693 days ago
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