Actor Garrison charged with manslaughter


Lane Garrison was charged Thursday with manslaughter and drunken driving in a car crash that killed a 17-year-old boy last year.

The 26-year-old "Prison Break" actor was charged with felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence causing injury to multiple victims, felony driving with a blood-alcohol level above the .08% legal limit causing injury, and a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

If convicted, Garrison could face up to six years and eight months in prison.

He was expected to surrender Thursday afternoon for arraignment at Beverly Hills Superior Court. Prosecutors will recommend that Garrison be held on $200,000 bail, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Garrison, a Dallas native, was behind the wheel of a Land Rover that jumped a curb and struck a tree Dec. 2. The crash killed Beverly Hills High School student Vahaghn Setian and injured two 15-year-old girls who were also in the car.

Robison said Garrison is accused of supplying Setian with vodka.

Police said Garrison was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .20% and cocaine in his system.

The charges only indicate that his blood-alcohol level was above .15%.

His attorney, Harland Braun, didn't immediately return a call for comment. Braun previously has said that Garrison met the three youths at a grocery store and accompanied them to a party, where he had one drink.

In a statement, members of Setian's family said they were "gratified" by the charges.

"They have lost their only child due to Lane Garrison's recklessness," said the statement issued by family attorney Paul R. Kiesel.

Garrison played David "Tweener" Apolskis on the Fox drama series "Prison Break." His character was killed in an episode last year.
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