Prison Break Actor Lane Garrison Charged with Manslaughter

Actor Lane Garrison, who may be recognized for his stint in the Fox television show, “Prison Break,” has been charged with several felonies, including felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence causing injury to multiple victims and felony driving with a blood-alcohol level above the .08 percent legal limit causing injury. Garrison also was charged with a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor.  Read the details at CourtTV.com by clicking here.

As covered here at Law in Life, singer Brandy was recently involved in an auto accident which also resulted in the death of another person.  Read Law in Life’s analysis by clicking here.  The incident involving Brandy has resulted in the filing of a civil lawsuit by the estate of the decedent, however, no criminal charges have been filed against Brandy as of the publishing of this editorial.

Garrison’s attorney has indicated that a plea bargain is being sought, in which Garrison might plead guilty to some criminal charge(s) and avoid a criminal trial.  However, a plea agreement may ultimately result in a lower punishment than Garrison might receive should a criminal trial result in guilty verdicts against him.

In addition to criminal charges, there is a strong likelihood that Garrison also could face several civil lawsuits from the decedent’s estate, as well as from the two other passengers that were injured in the auto accident.  There is no indication that any civil suits have been filed yet, however, considering what has transpired out of many auto accidents (including the incident involving Brandy), it should not be surprising if the injured parties do file suit in the coming months.

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2 Responses to Prison Break Actor Lane Garrison Charged with Manslaughter

  1. Mel says:

    I feel really sorry for Lane Garrison!! It wasnt his fault, the girls and boy he met in the shop asked him if he wanted to go to a party so and wanted him to give them a lift. I hope he doesnt get a too harsh sentence..if he gets one at all.

  2. Paul says:

    Mel, I honestly cannot believe thats the way you feel. Have you no maturity? You obviously do not know the whole story because that is not how it happened. I was a good friend of the boy who was killed by Lane Garrison and believe me, it was all Garrisons fault. He was at the party drinking and doing drugs with high schoolers. And he and the three others went on a run to the store to get more drinks, then he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the tree in front of Islands killing my friend and injuring the two girls. How can you want him not to get a harsh sentence? I was hoping he would get life. But I guess that just goes to show how messed up our society really is. And mel, next time you post a comment about something, make sure you know what your talking about.

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