Lane Garrison might have just secured himself a prison term for real. After pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and two other alcohol-related charges on Monday, he is but one-step away from the penitentiary. He is facing prospects of a 7-year term behind the bars.
The charges are connected to a car crash in Beverly Hills last year that killed a teenage passenger. The incident happened last December. Garrison was driving a 2001 Land Rover, when he lost control, struck a median and crashed into a tree. Vahagn Setian, 17, a Beverly Hills high school student was killed, while two other 15-year-old girls survived. Garrison had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 per cent, more than twice the legal limit for driving (Californian limit is 0.8 per cent). Police said that he even had cocaine in his system.
Yesterday, in the Beverly Hills courtroom, the ‘Prison Break‘ star said:
I am guilty, your honor.
Superior Court Judge Eldon Fox is scheduled to announce the prison term for Garrison on August 2. Besides the above-mentioned charges, Garrison also pleaded guilty for supplying booze to the minors.
The actor is best known for playing a petty thief in Fox drama ‘Prison Break.’ He played ‘Tweener Apolskis,” who successfully escaped from jail only to be shot and killed later.
With a sentence being the most likely outcome, I hope he doesn’t try to emulate his character on screen. That would be really nasty. Good behaviour on his part, however, would see his prison term shortened by half.