Lane Garrison Gets 'Prison Break'

  1. [​IMG]Lane Garrison got a "prison break" today when the judge remanded him for a "diagnostic" instead of sentencing him to hard time.

    "We don't have all the information." Superior Court Judge Eldon Fox ruled on the vehicular manslaughter charge resulting from a car accident last Dec. 2 that left a 17-year-old Beverly Hills boy dead. "I intend to remand Mr. Garrison today to the Department of Corrections for diagnostics." is reporting that the TV star's lawyers' request for a "diagnostic" – submitting Garrison to 90 days of psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is a suitable candidate for probation – was met with vehement opposition from the D.A.

    Behind closed doors, the D.A. favored four years hard time instead, TMZ sources say.

    Judge Fox said, "The fact that you may have some notoriety, I don't really care."

    Garrison was remanded to the Sheriff's Dept. and he will then be transported to the Dept. of Correction. When he left the courtroom, accompanied by his lawyers, Richard Hutton and Harland Braun, he was not cuffed and he kissed all his family members.

    Garrison pleaded guilty May 21 to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and two other alcohol-related charges.

    Along with his manslaughter plea, Garrison also admitted that he provided alcohol to minors and that he registered a blood alcohol level of over .15 the night of the crash.

    The actor, who played Tweener on the FOX jailhouse drama, was driving his Land Rover SUV in Beverly Hills with three teenage passengers on Dec. 2 when the vehicle struck a tree at 11:52 p.m.

    One passenger, Vahagn Setian, 17, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A 15-year-old girl, also in the car, suffered a fractured pelvis and shattered arm. A second girl, also 15, was not seriously injured.

    After the accident police also said that Garrison had cocaine in his system and more than twice the legal blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash.

    Garrison has recorded a two-minute public service announcement warning young people about the perils of drinking and driving. The PSA was produced by the Troy and Alana Pack Foundation, which invited Garrison to participate. The California non-profit devoted to educating the public on drinking and driving is making a longer version of the PSA with Garrison that they plan to send out to high schools nationwide.
  2. what is it gonna take for a celebrity to get hard time and pay for their crimes??

    this guy drove drunk and coked up...someone died because of it!! he needs to be in jail!
  3. A "diagnostic"? Even C-list celebrities get preferential treatment. It's not fair.