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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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61.

Jason    

My name is Jason and I go to Beverly Hills High School, the school where the teenager who died went to. The whole school is in mourning and I came across this webpage and thought I'd let everyone know what ACTUALLY happened. At school, he was known as "V" so I'll call him that.

On Saturday night (12/2), V was at a house party in Beverly Hills with a bunch of other teenagers. Somehow, Lane Garrison was there. Everyone was drunk and partying, including Lane.

The alcohol ran out, so V, Lane, and the two other girls, who all just met each other that night, went to Pavilions on the corner of Olympic and Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills to buy some more alcohol. They were in LANE GARRISON'S LAND ROVER, AND LANE WAS DRIVING. Everyone was wearing a seat belt except for V, who was sitting in the backseat.

Seeing as how drunk the four of them were, Pavilions wouldn't sell them the alcohol. They then went down the street about a half mile to Ralph's on Pico Blvd, where they acquired the alcohol.

As they drove back, Lane was doing about 60 on Beverwil Dr. towards Olympic Blvd. when he hit the median just North of Olympic on Beverly Dr., lost control, and hit another curb and then a tree, flipping the car over in front of Island's on the 300 block of South Beverly Drive.

You guys know the rest of the story. I recommend using Google maps if you're really curious.

The address of Islands is 350 S Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Here is a link to a map of the accident:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q60/lovnlife10101/accident_map.jpg

2776 days ago
62.

Mad Balls    

Heres a guy who needs to stop and think . Booze and Minors are mostly bad news unless your Howard houghes and this is the fifties again . Dickhead . I saw his interviews on CNN and he is GANGSTA all the way . He is what K-fed likes to think he is . Too bad this "Prison break " idiot had to put other people in harms' way and kill someone to prove his manhood . He is neither a Man nor a hood he is ....a........


Dickhead .

2776 days ago
63.

beware of big dark HERPE caves    

OMG!!!! This IDIOT is such a LIAR!!!!! I hope your career os OVER and u get everything u deserve from the law.

2776 days ago
64.

stop trying to save some actors ass    

IT MAKES ME FUCKN SICK WHEN I SEE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO DEFEND LANE GARRISON!
1. HE WAS BUYING MINORS ALCHAHOL

2. HE WAS DRIVING MONORS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCHAHOL

3. HE CRASHED KILLING A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE


LOOK AT WHAT ARE WORLD IS COMING TOO IF YOUR A MOVIE STAR YOU CAN KILL SOMONE IN A CAR WRECK, DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, AND BUY MINORS ALCHAHOL! AND ON TOP OF IT LANE GARRISON IS TRYING TO BLAME THE BOY AND THE CAR. I GUESS THE PART ABOUT HIM DOING 80 DOWN A STREET DRUNK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.....
IF LANE WASNT A TV SHOW STAR HED BE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW.

2776 days ago
65.

stoopit    

To all you BH students, I am sorry for the loss of your friend, and to his family I am sorry for the loss of your son. I hope this guy pays and pays dearly. It would be a crime for this guy to enjoy another day of free life.

2776 days ago
66.

Cas    

29. Garrison can say GOOD BYE! to Prison Break. if i was the producer i would not want him back. He needs to go to jail for what he did.
Posted at 12:12AM on Dec 5th 2006 by Scott


Scott, his character was killed off Prison Break in October, So I doubt he will be back.


44. Post number 42 has me confused.I do not know of whom you write. And "blinger"? Is this your given slave name?
Posted at 1:07AM on Dec 5th 2006 by Monty

Monty aren’t you a racist pig. “Tweener” was Garrisons name in the show prison Break. Perhaps you should check out blinger.org?

2776 days ago
67.

God Bless    

A friend of mine is a close friend of the family whose son died in the crash. He was indeed the only child in this very close-knit immigrant family. As you can imagine the family is just devastated. Their son was their pride and joy. He never gave his parents any problems and was very well liked by all who knew him. The truth will come out in time and blame assigned but a mother and father will never get their son back.

2776 days ago
68.

Cindy    

You know I think that everyone on here saying that it is Mr. Garrison fault is f***ing stupid. I mean come on if it was you and you saw him tell me you wouldn't do the same thing that boy did. Everyone would be happy to see a actor that they like. I am not saying the boy deserved what happened to him but he shouldn't have invited someone he doesn't know to a party I mean even if the person is famous. You cannot tell me that the boy and the girls were happy to be seen with a famous actor. Yes, I am wondering why he had to little ass girls in his car in the first place but I can tell you this those dam girls were happy to be in that car. I bet they are gonna tell a different story when they have a chance to tell one. I honestly don't think Mr. Garrison's career is over just for this I mean there are plenty of actors and actresses that do stupid things and they still have careers. I think all you people making those teenagers look like saints are dumb because they are not saints. You know they say that the boy was loved dearly well how come none of his friend's were around with him if he was so loved. I mean those little sh*ts are the one's who went up to Mr. Garrison he did not go up to them. Those dam kids should of just asked for a autograph and left him alone. I mean they go their way and let him go his but nooo since he was a actor they had to bother him sh*t if he was no one they wouldn't have went up to him in the first place they would of walked on by so those dam little sh*ts did it to themselves i think.

2776 days ago
69.

coco puff    

So what! He had a couple of pops and these kids are by no ways angels. I'm sure this wasn't the first time they partied and drank underage. I'm tired of this sanctimonious bullsh*t, these kids are just as responsible because they act like they are adults and can't always fall back as victums when they know dam well the consequences of there actions.

2776 days ago
70.

NuYawka    

I was hit by some drunk kids over 20 years ago and had glass in both eyes and still suffer to this day, wearing a contact lens in one eye so I am able to see. It changed my whole life. I hope he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Unfortunately, in this town, certain people feel that they can get away with it because of their "star status." What was he doing with three minors in his car? If his car had brake issues - why was he driving it - he could have rented a car - or put it in for repair and get a loaner. Why wasn't he arrested?

2776 days ago
71.

Kenenth E. Lamb    

Reading this evening's comments posted by students from Beverly Hills High (I hope that is the correct name - it's the best I could do piecing it together from the multiple posts).

May I respectfully suggest that this is a chance for those of who enraged by this situation to become "A Difference Maker."

Here are some starting points to get you thinking about how to "Make a Difference:"

1) This is the Web Age. So the first thing to do is start up a web site about this incident. I'd suggest you consider biographies of the injured as one section. Include photos, and with them, a Memory Page where people can come to immortalize their thoughts about "V." That will last in the Web Age forever.

Another section of the web site must be devoted to getting out the truth about what happened that night. It is obvious to anyone who has enough sense to come in from a rainstorm that Mr. Garrison's attorney is going to say whatever he wants to say - thinking that the teens who knew the other teens involved in this can just be blown off.

It's the ultimate dissing.

Well, can he just brush you away - or will you document what happened so the truth crushes his lies?

The poster who had the map of the evening has a great idea - post it on your new site.

That leads to this idea: Someone out there knows how to do video journalism, and someone knows how to cut and edit video journalism, and make it available both as a download, and as a stream from the web site.

Use the web to get out the truth - dramatically, unstoppably, relentlessly.

Don't just complain - rise up with all your energy and conviction to get a conviction on Mr. Garrison.

2) Make time to talk to the reporters at the major metropolitan newspapers and network TV stations serving your area. And by the way, don't forget the NY Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today. They cover stories like this. Make yourself available by calling the newspaper's executive editor and telling him or her that either you, or people who give you permission to tell them this - that you or they are available to talk about this.

Ring their phone off the hook. Email them. Write letters to the editor to every print publication you think of.

Your first conversation should be about the web site you are going to build; subsequent conversations should be to update them as you make progress on the site and as the legal system works this case through.

3) When Winston Churchill addressed the Harvard graduates of 1946 on the topic "How Britain won World War II," his speech was 9 words long. His message to them now applies to you: Churchill said, "Never give up. Never give up. NEVER . . . GIVE . . . UP."

4) Get the ball rolling this coming Monday. Between now and then you will go through the grief process. While you are grieving, it can either result in bitterness, or it can result in energizing you to devote yourselves to making sure truth wins - and justice is paid.

You know how to communicate through the IMs, and My Space, and so on. Agree to meet at a certain place, at a certain time, with the certain purpose of organizing yourselves into an unstoppable truth machine.

And be sure to call the reporters for every news outlet in your market when, and where it will be held. If you can, try to draft someone among you who speaks well to act as your temporary "leader," until you can elect one from among yourselves.

5) Every time Mr. Garrison's attorney talks, write a letter to the editor telling the truth. And while you are at it, send a copy to your local legislators, and the Attorney General, and the Governor. Keep the elected people's feet to the fire of truth.

Either "V" can die for nothing, or "V" can die so that teens become aware of what oldsters can do to hurt them. His death can be buried under a ton of lies, or his death will steel your spine to let nothing but the truth reign.

Which will it be? The answer will sear itself into your mind forever: Did you show, or did you blow?
-30-

2776 days ago
72.

Ru Bee    

This is a tragedy. Stop picking the kids apart...that is what they are...kids. Underage and minors. This Garrison is an adult, he was the driver, and he should be a man and stand up to his responsibility. No one should be partying with minors. What we need to concentrate on now is the police conducting a complete investigation, with NO REGARD TO HOLLYWOOD, and do what is right. If this had been anyone else outside of tinseltown, would they have been allowed to leave? And I so wholeheartedly agree that the high priced mouthpiece shot off a bunch of BS. He covered every possibility...no wait, he forgot to mention the pain/cold/allergy medication that Garrison was on.

2776 days ago
74.

Cas    

May Vahagn Setian rest in peace, and to all of those laying blame at the teenagers and their parents? Remember life is not infallible. People are human and they make mistakes, especially teens, now is not the time to wag a finger at them. Right now it's a time to give them love and support. Perhaps this will spark more discussion on drinking and driving AND driving with strangers. Perhaps counselors at school can bring this up on campus.

As far as the actor responsible I can only hope that he is haunted for the rest of his life knowing that he is responsible for the death of another human.

2776 days ago
75.

Yoni    

F*** U MAN OUR FRIEND F***ING DIED I HOPE U GO TO JAIL U WERE F***ING DRUNK AND U TOOK 3 KIDS WITH U 1 DIED DONT HIDE THE TRUTH HOPE U GO PRISON FOR LIFE AND THOSE FAMILIES HOPEFULLY WILL SUE HIS ASS!! SO HE CAN BE A HOMELESS PERSON F*** HIM!!

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