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"Prison Break" Star's Snobbiness Triggered Crash

12/10/2006 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Prison Break" star Lane Garrison may have averted tragedy last week had he settled for a lesser vodka.

Garrison was behind the wheel last weekend when his Land Rover crashed into a tree in Beverly Hills, killing 17-year-old Vahagn Setian. As TMZ first reported, Garrison met Setian and two 15-year-old girls hours before the crash. The teens invited the actor to a party. People who attended the party tell TMZ they saw Garrison drink between four and seven shots of Grey Goose vodka in a short period of time.

Now other sources say seven was the unlucky number of shots. And we're told, Garrison was not drinking out of a shot glass -- the receptacle was much larger.

People who attended the party say Garrison finished off the Grey Goose and was offered Absolut vodka, but insisted on his drink of choice. The sources say Garrison was making a liquor run for more Grey Goose with Setian and the two girls when the accident occurred.

Garrison's high-powered celebrity defense lawyer Harland Braun tells TMZ his client was heading back to his apartment when the crash occurred. Garrison's blood was tested the night of the crash to determine his blood alcohol level. Results are pending.

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JOE    

WTF?7 SHOTS AND U GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A VEHICLE.WITH OUT SLEEPING,DRINKING SOME ICE WATER AND WAITING A FEW HOURS,EATING SOMETHING.MAKING SURE YOUR BUZZ IS GONE BEFORE U DECIDE TO DRIVE.

2876 days ago
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liz    

I totally understand this poor kid's family and friend being so upset, whatever they say toi deal with this tragedy, is fine. But the media or whatever they are calling themselves are hounding people, telling lies and printing and reprinting, thus spreading stuff said that is not true and that there is no proof of. I know it helps you to have the worse headline but do you care at all for the families of the kids and for Lane's ? For several days you have done this and I guess as long as you are getting the hits, your advertisers are happy and for you that is the most important, not this tragedy. God forbid you take a drink after the office holiday party or a family wedding
Lane is not some evil guy, he made a horrible choice however and no amount of punishment will hurt him more than I am sure he is hurting himself. He did not set out to harm anyone, he wouldn't do that, but again he made several horrible decisions. I know he is wishing he could turn back the hands of time or better that it was him and not Vahagn Setian. I know because that is who Lane is. My deepest prayers for the family and friends of Vahagan and the young girls who were also hurt.
My deepest sympathy and prayers also to Lane. Your friends know you are in terrible pain now and we are so very, very sorry that this happened. We know it was accident, Lane. We know your heart.
No matter the outcome, we all love you.
FOL

2876 days ago
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krushgroove    

Guess who's getting sent back to Fox River Prison!

2876 days ago
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HaydenPanettiere sucks!!!    

WTF?! Uh, "may have averted tragedy"??!! YEAH... only for HIMSELF!!!!!!!!!! But what about that dead 17-year-old boy w/ the weird name? He's dead. Tragedy struck.

But, Liz, how do you KNOW people are spreading lies?

2876 days ago
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Mel    

I don't understand the whole "Don't Drink and Drive."

If someone is so drunk they cannot drive, how are they going to be able to think clear enough to make the decision not to drive. I have known many people who drink at parties and they get so plastered that they don't remember what happened at the party.. Drinking or not.

This guy Lane was in the WRONG. I just don't like the 'don't drink and drive' saying because it gives people the false hope that they will be able to think clearly enough when drunk to make that decision.

2876 days ago
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Mel    

I meant "driving or not"

2876 days ago
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Ariel    

Ummm....I'm wondering WHEN the question will be asked...WHAT exactly is some guy in his mid-late 20s doing in a car or hanging out with seventeen year old boys and fifteen year old girls?

I mean, seriously, he either must be really insecure or really perverted. Drinking, on top of that? A real winner. He needs to be going to AA, not cruising the Middle Schools and High Schools for some tail. Wierdo.

2876 days ago
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D    

"Several shots" a few days ago, now it's 7 shots in a bigger receptacle. Interesting.

And how is one snobby for pefering a better vodka?

2876 days ago
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Mystery    

The guy already said he was sorry and did people not see the pictures of him crying!? I mean he went to church and cried guys what more do you want. And let's have a raise of hands on who hasn't provided alcohol to minors, driven drunk, killed a kid, or attempted to make passionate love to multiple minors at the same time. Yeah that's what I thought, you all should be ashamed of yourselves.

Hope this doesn't affect the filming of Shooter, that movie looks off the heezy.

Peace and love Garrison, you were awsome on Prison Break.

2876 days ago
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dja    

To #2: Excuse me! Is it not true Lane had been drinking that evening? Is it not true that he was hanging out with a bunch of underage kids? Is it not true that police found alcohol in his SUV? Is it not true one child is dead and two others injured? Two 15 year old GIRLS!! Get a grip! Stop making excuses for this dumbass...he deserves what ever he gets......A BOY IS DEAD! dja

2876 days ago
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Amy Sue    

Ok, how OLD is this guy? And WHY did he decide to hang out with two 15 year olds and a 17 year old? And isn't buying alcohol for minors illegal?

It is a sad story for ALL involved. People just never learn about Drinking and Driving.

2876 days ago
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and back again    

The idiot is sorry #9???? So what! We should let everyone walk who commits murder because they go to church and cry? To the best of my knowledge, what he did was illegal. He committed one crime by drinking and driving and compounded that by killing someone. IMHO what he did was premeditated (he knew he was going to drink, he drank, he drove). I'd charge him with premeditated murder and put him away for a long time.

2876 days ago
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Miapocca    

I dont know about the rest of y'all , but if memory serves right He WAS drinking and then got behind the wheel. How did the media get that wrong..

His irresponsible behavior KILLED a human being and you are worried about the story being rehashed and his career........I would rather he had died rather than the 17 year old. He needs to go away for a long time..MANSLAUGHTER it is


1: Why is he hanging with 15 year old kids, where are his friends, or is he shunned by people his age because of this kind of irresponsible behavior

2: Underage drinking, if he was the only adult at the party and he is the alcohol supplier, irrespective of fake IDs that these kids may carry..etc

3: Forget his bloody career,if some of y'all think that pictures of him crying is some sort of absolution, then just compare to the pain of losing ones child and let it stifle your comments on how we should feel sorry for him

4 : If he is going to feel guilty or tortured for the rest of his life, then it doesnt matter to him where bthis occurs, however I will rather have it happen in a maximum security jail then in his mansion.


5: Next time you have a guest guzzling down at your party, remember that they are not only a danger to themselves but to others...TAKE their car keys..till they simmmer down..LOCK them up if you have to

6: The British Police have a great program where you can call the police to report people you see heavily drinlking and get behind the wheel,.,I thinkthe police then tries to get to the scene..... There are also cities here in teh USA of A that offer free taxi rides for ppl on special holidays etc...what more can bE done..irresponsible a**holes like that piece of sh*t are costing us all tax dollars..thats enough consideration..now take him off to the PRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE...Somehow it would have been better if it were paris ar lindsay..at least they have a track record!!!

2876 days ago
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JOE    

AND #4 GIVE ME F**ING BREAK!OH I WAS SO PLASTERED I COULDN'T BE EXPECTED NOT TO NO BETTER TO DRIVE.IF U KNOW YOUR GONNA GET F***ED UP DON'T DRIVE.I BET HE WISHES HE CABBED IT OR LIMO.IT'S NOT LIKE THE GUY DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY.AND IF U DRINK TO THE POINT YOUR BLACKING OUT YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH SAUCE.AND STOP FEELING SORRY 4 HIM FEEL SORRY THIS KIDS PARENTS AND FAMILY

2876 days ago
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chopchop    

The people that saw him drinking so much should have taken his keys! They are as much to blame as he is!

2876 days ago
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