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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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16.

sam    

5 eyewitnesses saw him get in the car after downing vodka and obviously drunk? He's screwed blue and tattooed! The blood alcohol test results will be the final straw. I hope they slap him with the maximum penalties.
I've said it from the beginning this guy is a loser!!!!

2815 days ago
17.

duh...totally !    

the above comment is so inappropriate, grow up please

2815 days ago
18.

I'm Mad as Heck and I'm Not taking It Anymore    

This guy is obviously a piece-of-sh*t loser. Hopefully his scumbag lawyer is not successful in get him off.

2815 days ago
19.

melissa    

If these "acquaintances" were so concerned about their so called friend, why did they let him leave with a driver that they ALL watched consumer alcohol throughout the evening?

2815 days ago
20.

Jo Blo    

Defense attorneys like Harland are good at what they do. Don't hate because they are better liars and make money for it.

2815 days ago
21.

disgusted    

#12 you are one sick bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!

2815 days ago
22.

Jo Blo    

Someone upload the pics and post a link if that's true.

2815 days ago
23.

Appalled    

"Garrison arrived at the party with Setian and two women,"

Since when are 15 year olds considered WOMEN? This needs to be addressed as well.

2815 days ago
24.

Amanda    

Lane should be shot several times.

2815 days ago
25.

muffin    

What the f*** is a grown man doing with children? Dirrrty. Stupid Tweener. I smell a reality show.

2815 days ago
26.

Kevin Keckeisen    

Don't you find it IRONIC on his IMDb listing, the movie he's now filming is "Shooters" (2007)??!! Wow. Poetic justice, or clairvoyant?

2815 days ago
27.

Vanessa    

#12

Stay of the porn sites before you come in here.
We really don't want to read your disgusting post.
Gross, You Perv.

2815 days ago
28.

Vanessa    

TMZ,

What is going on?????
After posting, it says an e-mail has been sent to me- When?????

2815 days ago
29.

Sherry    

j, you're an idiot, burn in hell. It's perfectly fine to get stoned off your ass, drive a vehicle, and potentially MURDER or CRIPPLE innocent people, just as long as you don't smoke a cigarette while you're doing it. God, people are stupid.

2815 days ago
30.

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

While I don't agree with the way some posters are saying this but I have to agree that the girls (at least one of them) were interested in slepping with Lane Garrison... That being said, it still doens't condone HIS actions with regard to picking up minors, buying and giving them booze and attending a high school party.

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