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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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#40 James Bond - you are a racist idiot. His last name was Setian - that's Armenian. Why would they deport his family to Mexico?!?!

2847 days ago

Jo Blo    

yo egar, do you think lane had a big meatstick?

2847 days ago

Daniella E.    

There are so many things going wrong here. A breathalizer test should have been administered at the scene. He should at least be brought up on charges for open containers of alcohol in a vehicle. He should at least be brought up on charges on the aiding and abeting in the felony of a minor for buying alochol for them. There are so many things wrong with this case. If he was really so "selfless" to take them around, he should have called them a taxi. And Jessica Simpson is no better for wishing him well during this hard time for him. I'm sure a dead child would agree. This is ridiculous.

2847 days ago

Daniella E.    

#40s comment is completely ridiculous. Are you friends with the family? I'm sure they'd be surprised to learn that they are now from Mexico. Idiot.

2847 days ago

Edward Lovette    

Some of the people's comments here are very cruel...anyone can have a few too many drinks and get in their car....give the poor guy a break...

2847 days ago


This is for Mike, on Dec 6th. Apparently you are not a regular watcher of Prison Break. Lane Garrison's character was killed off about 6 episodes or more ago. The best thing the writers could have done for the show. He was not bringing anything worthwhile to the show. As far as his current problems, I tend to agree with many of the comments, although harsh, so there's no point in adding any more of the same here.

2847 days ago


you people shouldnt really talk you dont know whats going on. the boy who died was a friend of mine and he wasnt mexican and he was not an illegal immigrant. lane garrison deserves to go to jail for what he did. the media doesnt even know half the story. i f***ing hope he goes to jail for life. its not fare that my friend had to died because of his stupid decisions. and its not fare that my friend dies and the 2 girls get criticaly injured yet nothing happens to him. EVERYONE BOYCOTT HIS UPCOMMING MOVIE "SHOOTER"

2847 days ago

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

Yeah, who's up for building a Garrison myspace page?

To those who keep laughing at the tragedy, I hope nothing like this ever happens to you or your loved ones...

2847 days ago

Nancy W.    

I am really sorry for the family of the boy who died. What I want to know is why all these people say they saw Lane drinking all of those shots and knew he was buzzed, why did they not try and stop him from driving? Or try and stop the kids that left with him. They did not care, because he was going to get more alcohol for all of them to drink. But now that some was killed they all have nothing but bad things to say about him. He was cool to them as long as they were drinking together. They should should all feel bad about themselves, they could have saved a life.

2847 days ago


Also, who gets in a car with a drunk driver? IMO those kids attempted to committ suicide and Lane should not be held accountable. What we ALL should really be asking ourselves is why V wanted to kill himself.

2847 days ago


He screwed up. And its really sad a kid died from it. Thats for damn sure. He shouldnt have been hangin out and drinking with those kids. and of course he shouldnt have been drinking and driving. but that set aside most everyone who drinks and go out has probably at one time or another drank and drove over the legal limit. even Candy Lightner, the founder of MADD, has had her share of DUI's. so its hard for me to accept that a lot of people condemn him, when many have broken the same law, and just not felt the reprecussions of it. NO ONE should drink and drive, and thats the bottom line...a first offense dui is probably something that most people should get, it teaches a great lesson. but its ultimately up to each individual to learn from what they do.

2847 days ago


You are really sick #62 (jake)
I am one of V's friends, and he definitely wasn't gay, or after Lane.
I went to the accident scene after they took out V's body, and the car was smashed, and a river of blood was going down the sidewalk.
Now i dont know what youve heard, (or want to hear), but you have no idea what happened.

2847 days ago


and... You're just pure out of your ******* mind, Edward (#61)

2847 days ago


First of all, were in hell were the parents of these kids??!!! I mean these kids should have known better than to go out parting with a complete stranger let alone get in his car when they saw that he was clearly drunk. Don't these kids know that there is a curfew the city gives to minors??!! Ok, Lane was too drunk to know what he was doing, but those kids were sober!!! they knew what they were getting into!! serves them right!! RIP 17 year old boy. I know it must suck but seriously what were you thinking?

2847 days ago


What matters is this ADULT had no business hanging out with a bunch of partying TEENAGERS...Because he's stupid and had to have more booze, families are detroyed and a BOY is dead. He should go to jail. I hope the families of these KIDS take every dime he earns off his "tv star" status. dja

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