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Garrison

Did 'Several Shots'

Before Fatal Crash

12/6/2006 2:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has exclusively learned that Lane Garrison drank "several shots" of Grey Goose vodka at a party before driving a Land Rover that crashed in Beverly Hills, killing 17-year-old high school student Vahagn Setian and injuring two 15-year-old girls. This contradicts the account of Harland Braun, Garrison's attorney, who told TMZ that the "Prison Break" star had consumed only one drink at the party, and that he doubted that Garrison was intoxicated when he took the wheel.

Five eyewitnesses from the party tell TMZ that Garrison arrived at the party with Setian and two women, whom he had met earlier at a gas station. They say Lane brought a bottle of Grey Goose vodka to the party and unveiled the bottle to the crowd with a flourish. The gathering was described by several attendees as a "kick back of around 30 people." Two of the eyewitnesses claim that Garrison took four or five shots of vodka. Two others claim they witnessed the actor throw back six or seven shots. Several eyewitnesses also claim Garrison offered shots to other partygoers and say photographs were taken of Garrison consuming alcohol.

Later in the evening, when the alcohol at the party was running low, the eyewitnesses say that Garrison agreed to drive out to buy more, and took Setian and two girls with him. About four hours elapsed, they say, before they became concerned and drove out to look for Garrison, Setian and the young women. After discovering the accident, they then drove to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where they learned that Setian had died.

Attorney Harland Braun tells TMZ that ultimately the results of Garrison's blood alcohol test could tell the story. The results of that test are two weeks away.

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Angie    

I agree with Caroline in comment #2...a teenage party? PERVERT

2754 days ago
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Glen G.    

This comes as a complete shocker. I'd be interested in seeing these photos that surface....

2828 days ago
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Whatever    

Of course he did shots. The guy was totally wasted people!

2828 days ago
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jane doe    

Quite a different story than his attorney was telling.

2828 days ago
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Caroline    

Why is he hanging out at a teenage party??? What a creepo.
He needs to go to jail.

2828 days ago
6.

FreakHater    

Doesn't he have friends his age? Was he so desperate that he meets these kids at a gas station and gets talked into going to a party with them? What was he thinking? Throw the book at him hard and hope he learns a big lesson, some of these celebrity's need to stop and think before they do the dumb stuff that they do.

2828 days ago
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foxglove    

I hope this Lane character gets life in prison and never lets go of those kids faces for the rest of his pathetic, horrible life.

2828 days ago
8.

Wicked1    

He is a celebrity and will get off.........they always do. They all live by a different set of rules. You have money...you walk.

2828 days ago
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Mike B    

This ignorant bastard better go to prison for manslaughter! We don't need another celebrity getting away with killing someone! This sh*t has to stop! He is 26 and he is running around a 17 year old boy and 2, 15 year old girls. He kills someone and then he has the balls to hire an a**hole lying attorney to try and lie for him. These people make me sick. I hope he gets killed off of prison break, never works in that town again and gets life in prison.

2828 days ago
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a childress    

Since your "contact us" screen doesn't work, I'm using this forum to reach you. :o) Could someone please tell me how to get rid of the blue strip on either side of each article so that I can actually read the article? Thank you.

ac
Virginia

2828 days ago
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Mike B    

Also. I hope the families sue this ass for all he is worth. But then again this guy is a loser and probably doesn't have anything anyway.

2828 days ago
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Ohioblondie    

He will get a slap on the wrist, spend a few months in jail then have a huge comback in Hollywood. So unfair but true. RIP V.

2828 days ago
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JoJo    

Does it REALLY take 2 weeks to get blood alcohol results?? That seems ridiculous.

2828 days ago
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TBH    

They can tell right off if he was drinking. Takes less than an hour. So OBVIOUSLY he wasn't "legally" drunk at the time of the crash.

They are testing for drugs right now.


Second, no offense, but...I don't believe the teen friends of the boy who died can be credible witnesses. They are angry, they are hurt, and they want Lane to pay no matter what the truth is.


2828 days ago
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Hollywood Snark    

He really needs to be locked up....I'm hoping he doesn't get the usual 'you're a celebrity so we'll give you 2 years and probation'

Lol, plus, I don't think real life prison is going to be anything like his TV show!

2828 days ago
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