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.