Actor Lane Garrison Sued Over California DUI Crash

Lane Garrison DUILane Garrison has been sued for wrongful death and negligence stemming from a CA DUI crash in 2006. Garrison was driving at the time of a one vehicle accident that killed his pasenger, Vahagn Setian. He entered a guilty plea to felony vehicular manslaughter last October and was sentenced to 40 months in prison. The parents of Setian have filed suit saying Garrison “carried on with a conscious and willful disregard of the rights and safety of others”.

Garrison reportedly had been drinking at a party on December 2, 2006. He met Setian, 17, and two high-school age women as he went to purchase more alcohol at a Beverly Hills liquor store. On the way back to the party, Garrison ran a red light, jumped a curb and crashed into a tree. His vehicle ended up on its side, causing blunt force trauma to Setian. Garrison’s blood alcohol content at the time was reportedly 0.15%, nearly twice the legal limit for intoxication. He was booked on charges of driving under the influence in LA.

Setian’s parents are seeking an undisclosed amount for medical expenses, burial and funeral expenses, legal fees and punitive damages. One of the female passengers has also filed a negligence suit against Garrison.

Garrison had been undergoing alcohol abuse treatment while in prison. He was transferred from Cochoran State Prison to a medium-security in Tehachapi, however, and the new facility does not have treatment services because of budget cut-backs.

Garrison appeared in the television series ‘Prison Break’.

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