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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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46.

Stacie    

I don't see how in the hell any person who has an ounce of intelligence could compare the Garrison & Brandy accidents...they are like night & day...he was drunk and high on drugs with is illegal in every state and she wasn't....I can understand that people don't personally like brandy and i for one am no fan, and don't believe she's an angel but she has never been associated with drugs or alcohol....she might even drink but we've never heard anything about her drinking and acting like a fool...This guy who is clearly an adult was hanging out and drinking with UNDER AGE kids...that tells me that he's a freakin pervert period...why haven't the parents of these kids who were at the party spoke up about him being with this kids. no reasonable 28 yr old male is going to even want to hang out with 17 yr olds unless they have ulterior motives. He's a freakin wolf in sheeps clothing. but no one is talking about that...this freakin perp killed someone due to his clear and absolute caselessness and reckless actions and people are talking about his good looks...well brandy might look like an alien but she didn't get drunk or high and get behind the wheel of a car and kill someone, she was the cause of a terrible ACCIDENT that resulted in the loss of a life... you people need to get a life....freakin pathetic

2759 days ago
47.

haras    

i can't believe people are talking about "how fine" and "how cute" he is. he killed a 17 year old boy because he thought he was "ok to drive" after... what... 7 shots plus cocaine? stupid. wrong and stupid.

2759 days ago
48.

MJC    

He killed someone.............and your calling him HOT?
ok, let him off, cuz HE'S HOT! ..................NOT..............................

Two 15 year olds? Oh please!
He WAS on a top hit show and he's partying with children? Shame, shame!
He did the crime, he should do the time.

Same with Brandy, when the investigating is finished and they find she was chatting on a cell phone on the highway, she should pay the piper too! Might as well have put a drink in her hand. (Talking on the phone and drinking & driving) same frigin thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2759 days ago
49.

patty cake    

That SCUM Harland Braun will get him off...
Where is that stupid bitch on here that was defending this a**hole and saying he wasnt high a month ago?
This piece of trash killed a MINOR.
Taking drugs and drinking alcohol is a CHOICE as is getting into a car and driving.
He'll probably not serve any jail time thanks to his SCUMBAG lawyer. It will just cost him a ton of money he doesnt have.

2759 days ago
50.

blabs    

What happened to Brandy and Lane could happen to anyone ! These are both TERRIBLE tragedies where people DIED and the ones responsible will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives.

It wouldn't be so funny if this happened to you or someone you loved.

Posted at 7:44PM on Jan 31st 2007 by Black and Not Offended

I beg to differ. What happened to Lane happened because he was impaired behind the wheel of a motor vehicle; he killed someone as a result, and he deserves to go to jail for it. Now, the Brandy thing could have happened to anyone. Everyone is inattentive from time to time.

2758 days ago
51.

anna    

you people are sick. I have read this stuff and I just dont get what kinda kids you all are. Grow up.

2758 days ago
52.

anna    

he needs to go to jail..... thats it nothing else..... I don't care who he is or what show he is on or how cute girls think he is.

2758 days ago
53.

Jeana    

#48 - They already determined Brandy was not talking on the cell phone, speeding, drunk, high, or putting on her make-up. She was probably daydreaming or making a mental list of things to do. I won't lie - I have done that before. I've never been in an accident, but have come close.

2758 days ago
54.

Whatever    

People never learn not to drink and drive. Hope it was worth it for him.

2758 days ago
55.

Queen    

Hold up, some dumb ass said that Lane should not be prosecuted but Brandy should? He was drunk she wasn't. If she's prosecuted then he should be too except he should get ALOT of jail time for being under the influence. Fair is fair.

2758 days ago
56.

Rach    

Who gives a sh*t if he's hot. The difference between him and Brandy is not f***ing skin color. He was under the influence, she was sober. One's a felony and one is a misdemeanor. As "hot" as he is, he deserves to be locked up. I would cry in church too if I thought I'd be going to prison. It's all so ironic.

2758 days ago
57.

Jeana    

Sorry #48. I didn't mean you.

2758 days ago
58.

LONG LIVE NEW ORLEANS    

IT'S TRULY DISTURBING THAT THIS GUY IS DRUNK AND COKED OUT WHEN IT CAUSED AN ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A 17 YR OLD KID, YET BRANDY WAS NOT DRUNK, NOR ON DRUGS WHEN HER ACCIDENT CLAIMED A LIFE, AND ALL YOU SAD ASS WHORES CAN THINK ABOUT IS HOW HOT HE IS?!? OH! I SEE, IF YOU ARE WHITE AND GOOD LOOKING IT'S OKAY TO GET FUCKED UP AND CAUSE A KID TO LOSE THEIR LIFE. BUT, IF YOU ARE BLACK, A MOTHER OF TWO, AND YOU CAUSE AN ACCIDENT THAT TAKES A LIFE, YOU FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES AND GET SUED FOR 50 MILL. AND YOU WONDER WHY BLACK PEOPLE PULL THE RACE CARD, IT IS BECAUSE OF BULLSHIT LIKE THIS. ANOTHER EXAMPLE, TARA CONNER AND VANESSA WILLIAMS, ONE IS A COKED OUT LIAR AND THE OTHER POSED FOR PICTURES NUDE LONG BEFORE SHE WAS CROWNED AND BECAUSE SHE WON, HER PICTURES WERE SOLD TO PENTHOUSE AND SHE LOSES HER CROWN, WHILE THE OTHER GETS A CHANCE TO TELL HER SORRY ASS SOB STORY. AND BLACK PEOPLE AREN'T SUPPOSED TO FEEL SLATED. AND B/F SOME OF YOU START POSTING, I AM BLACK, WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE, I AM NOT ON WELFARE OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, AND MY HUSBAND AND I OWN A HOME, SO THIS IS NOT ABOUT FACT THAT BLACK PEOPLE WERE ONCE SLAVES AND THAT'S WHY SOME BLACK PEOPLE CANNOT COME UP IN AMERICA. BUT RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG AND THIS SHIT IS JUST WRONG. POINT BLANK: BLACK PEOPLE ARE LOOKED AT DIFFERENTLY IN THIS COUNTRY AND THESE ARE ONLY 2 EXAMPLES, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH BLOGS IN THE WORLD TO COVER ALL OF THE EXAMPLES OF INEQUALITY IN THIS COUNRTY.

2758 days ago
59.

Veronica    

Lane: I will give you a blow job before you go to jail !

2758 days ago
60.

Darle    

Maybe the undercover police will set up a sting operation and find the real killers in this case, the drug dealers.
This is not about how hot a person is this is about reality.I am sure these stars are getting enough sex and drugs and are not interested in having sex with the AVERAGE PERSON.

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