On December 2, 2006, Prison Break television actor Lane Garrison was involved in an auto accident that killed one boy and injured two girls, one who sustained serious injuries. The boy, Vahagn Setian, a 17 year old who attended Beverly Hills High School, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Garrison pleaded guilty in May 2007 to charges of felony DUI causing injury to multiple victims, felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and without gross negligence, and misdemeanor furnishing minors with alcohol.
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The three high school students had recognized Garrison at a grocery store and invited him to a party. There, prosecutors alleged, he had drunk vodka before driving the teenagers back to the market for more alcohol. That is when he crashed his automobile into a tree. Blood tests taken after the car accident show that Garrison had been driving under the influence of cocaine and also had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .16%. That is double the legal limit of .08%!
On November 1, 2007, Garrison was sentenced to three years and four months in state prison, although he will most likely be eligible for release in 18 months.
In this instance, a celebrity killed a child that he did not even know. It is completely out-of-line for Garrison to think that it was okay to go to a high school party, furnish alcohol to these three teenagers, and then endanger their lives even further by driving them around intoxicated.
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