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Cops: Garrison Drunk & Coked Up During Crash

1/31/2007 8:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lane GarrisonBlood tests have revealed that Lane Garrison had "more than twice the legal limit" of alcohol in his system and was under the influence of cocaine during the fatal crash that killed a 17-year-old boy in December, this according to police.

A spokesman for the Beverly Hills Police Department announced today that his department has recommend that the L.A. County District Attorney file a felony charge of gross vehicular manslaughter against the "Prison Break" star.

The D.A. received the police file today and the case is under review. If charges are filed and Garrison is convicted, he faces a maximum of ten years in prison.

According to cops, Garrison's blood alcohol level was at least .16. He could also be prosecuted for driving under the influence. A DUI could be prosecuted based on alcohol, cocaine or both. Since there was bodily injury, a DUI could be prosecuted as a felony.

Cops also recommended that Garrison be prosecuted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

As TMZ first reported, Garrison met Vahagn Setian and two 15-year-old girls hours before the crash. The teens invited the actor to a party, where people who attended tell TMZ they saw Garrison drink between four and seven shots of Grey Goose vodka in a short period of time. Garrison's high-powered celebrity defense lawyer, Harland Braun, tells TMZ his client was heading back to his apartment when the crash occurred. Setian was killed and the two girls were injured.

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31.

Wicked    

31 are you forgetting about your boy OJ who slit the throat of his white wife and her white friend. He got off scot free. Brandy needs to do time. Lane will get off with a fine and lose his license, etc., but he will not do time in jail, probation maybe. That is the way this world is.

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32.

Wicked    

Guess what??? I ran out of milk and bread.

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33.

Miera    

He absolutely should be prosecuted. Hell, I'm a drunk, and I would never drive drunk. There is NO excuse. Brandy should be prosecuted, too. Equal opportunity for all. Take some personal responsibility for a change. Leave your keys at home. Party your ass off, but DO NOT DRIVE. (Yes, I know Brandy wasn't drunk, and that's why she is facing a misdemeanor instead of a felony.)

2734 days ago
34.

Wicked    

Miera Cocktails? What can I get you?

2734 days ago
35.

Sand In My Crack    

Who are all these "sources" that supply all this information about what brand of vodka he drank, if he did a line or 5....I'd rather hear from one of those chicks in the car (particularly the one riding shotgun) to see if what she was giving Lane caused him to be distracted. We all know it's hard to stay focused on the road when you're getting a HUMMER.

2734 days ago
36.

Deryl    

I think the most important question that needs to be brought up is, why the hell was he partying with these kids? Hes freaky almost 28 yrs old. Where were these kids parents? And why hasnt the media, which includes TMZ, focused on that aspect as well?

2734 days ago
37.

Beverly Hills High Kid    

Pice of sh*t diserves this.... Vahagn was a good kid. I miss him.

2734 days ago
38.

chena    

HANG-EM !

HANG-EM HANG-EM HANG-EM HANG-EM HANG-EM HANG-EM HANG-EM

HANG LANE GARRISON LIKE SADAAM HUSSEIN. IMMEDIATELY !

2734 days ago
39.

stan    

People saw him drink and do coke at a party & didn't stop him. Now a boy is dead becasue they did nothing!

2734 days ago
40.

stan    

He killed a kid because he was dunk! He drank 4-7 shots at a party. He did coke at a party and nobody stop him from driving! He needs help & jail time!

2734 days ago
41.

george vieto    

Lane Garrison like Brandy should go the jail but because they are celebrities and their fans feel sorry for them they will get attorneys to get their wrists slapped and probably get probation and their reputations will be ruined.

2734 days ago
42.

NubianGoddez    

Charge his ass just like that heiffer Brandy. he's going to make some lucky man happy in prison.

2734 days ago
43.

f***u    

number 5....They should hang you......better yet throw yo ass in the f***ing eye of a hurricane bitch

2734 days ago
44.

f***u    

Well Some of yall sound stupid because Brandy wasn't drunk when the lady got killed so read the articles correct

2734 days ago
45.

ep1    

a lady in OC was just convicted for killing her 6 year old son on the 73 freeway while high on Meth & alcohol. She was .14. There are enhancments for a .20. Not good at all. He'll do a min. 4 year sentence. Nobody wins in this at all. What a shame!

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