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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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Jo Blo    

No it isn't fine. It also isn't fine to act like you've never done it before, moron.

2878 days ago


Get some SOAP on a ROPE for the DOPE!

2878 days ago



he should go to jail. i am 26 and i would never dream of hanging out with 15-17 year olds at a party, let alone giving them alcohol and then driving them around drunk!

2878 days ago


This guy's life is over.

2878 days ago


I hope this guy rots in a room with no windows.
And if he miraculously gets off, I hope that he get blackballed and never works again.

End of story.

2878 days ago

Thinking in Type    

Stick a fork in him, he's done.

2878 days ago

Jo Blo    

I've dated Lane and I must say, he has one hell of a throbbing python of love. It doesn't suprise me that these teen sluts were after his pork.

2878 days ago

duh...totally !    

jeeez.....there are some real winners on this site....I know this is not CNN or anything, but have some sort of compassion, one kid is dead....

2878 days ago


i can't believe that an attorney would lie and defend this drunk just for the sake of publicity and money. did he forget that someone actually died because of his client!!!!

2878 days ago

the wise old owl    

Garrison is old enough to know better. HE NEVER SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN BEHIND THAT WHEEL AFTER HAVING 2 SHOTS. The focus here should be on the death of that innocent 17 year old boy. It is the HOLIDAYS and the pain, suffering , grief and anguish his family and friends are going through must be complete AGONY. Let this be a " WAKE UP CALL " for anyone who even " thinks " about driving after they have had a drink. Alcohol IMPAIRS your judgement.

This is the biggest mistake he will ever make and it has cost somene's life. My thoughts, prayers and CONDOLENCES go out to his family in their time of grief and devestation after losing a love oned. I don't know how Garrison will ever forgive himself. This whole thing could have been avoided. Shame on him. I hardly think his partying " was wortth it "

2878 days ago

the wise old owl    

Everyone is coming down on COMMENT # 12 ......but it doesn't jive with that number. There is nothing wrong with that comment. I think TMZ removed the inappropriate blog and it is no longer on this board.

2878 days ago


where were the parents? they left the house open to 30 under-age drinking teenagers?

2878 days ago


whats the big deal about 12's comment???????????????????????????????????????????????? it doesnt say anything bad this guy messed up big time! 26 yr old man hanging with 15 yr old girls drinking and driving--i agree 33 Hes Done!

2878 days ago


tsk tsk tsk life imitating art...hanging out with kids...what a waste...15 seconds of fame

2878 days ago


Well he does play one of the guys in prison on the show right? so he should at least have a general idea of what it can be like. Funny how life imitates art sometimes...

2878 days ago
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