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Former Prison Break Star Lane Garrison To Serve 40 Months In Prison For Teen’s DUI Death

Ex-Prison Break Star Lane Garrison will serve 3 years and 4 months in a California prison in the DUI car accident death of a California teenager.

Garrison, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, a misdemeanor of providing alcohol to a minor, and one count of driving under the influence with a BAC level of .15 or higher.

Garrison had been driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol in December 20067 when he crashed his 2001 Land Rover into a tree. Vahagn Setian, a 17-year-old student from Beverly Hills High and a passenger in the Land Rover, died in the accident. Two 15-year-old girls, also riding in the car, sustained injuries.

The actor’s BAC level was .20, which is twice as much as the legal driving limit in California. He also had cocaine in his system at the time of the crash.

Garrison met the teenagers at a grocery store and accompanied them to a party where he allegedly drank alcohol with minors and then went back to the store for more alcohol.

Being convicted of homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in any US state is a very serious matter.

In Massachusetts, the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level is .08. Under Vehicular Homicide Law:

Vehicular Homicide While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Drugs and While Operating To Endanger: Mandatory minimum 2 ½ years and up to 15 years in state prison or mandatory minimum 1 year and up to 2 ½ years in jail; plus fines and loss of license
Vehicular Homicide While Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Drugs or While Operating To Endanger: Mandatory minimum 30 days and up to 2 1/2 years in jail; plus fines and loss of license.

Actor Lane Garrison gets 40 months in jail for crash that killed teen, LA Times.com, October 31, 2007
Ex-‘Prison Break’ actor gets 40 months, CNN.com, October 31, 2007
Homicide, Mass.gov

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Lane Garrison News Stories, TV.com
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