Life has not been easy for Prison Break actor Lane Garrison since leaving the show.  The show was Garrison’s big break in acting and it may just be his last.  And you thought his character Tweener had it bad!  Everything changed for Garrison in ways he could never imagine on a night back in December of 2006, where he was arrested for driving under the influence, killing a 17 year old high school student.  His charges also included vehicular manslaughter.

Garrison plead guilty to the charges at his hearing and was sent to the California Institute for Men in Chino, CA.  There, he was court ordered to complete a 90-day psychological evaluation.  He has served his time and now must face the music and will soon find out what his sentence will be.  California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton confirmed this in a press release today.  “Lane Garrison has completed his diagnostic commitment and was turned over to Los Angeles County authorities on Friday,” she said.

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laura-meraz_2007 said: at least he is taking responsibility unlike many other celebrities

Anonymous said: nothin excuses what he did but at least he is takin responsability for his actions…he shud b punished bt …

juggalette75 said: Im rooting for you “tweener”….I know he made a BIG mistake, but he didnt do it on purpose

At time of the crash, Garrison tested positive for cocaine and had a blood alcohol level above .15.  The accident, in which he was driving a 2001 Land Rover, also injured two 15 year old girls.  If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years and eight months in prison.  While he waits to learn his fate, he has been moved back to the Twin Towers jail in Los Angeles.  The sentencing will take place on October 31. 

Garrison is not the only actor to have gone through these tragic circumstances.  Last year, at around the same time of Garrison’s accident, singer Brandy Norwood was in a car accident that left a mother of two dead.  Brandy was charged with a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter and thankfully, was not under the influence of any substances at the time of the accident.

FOX and the cast of Prison Break have remained silent on Garrison’s legal woes.  It is apparent that he has gone through this and will continue to go through this alone.  Hopefully, Garrison learned a lot through filming Prison Break, as it seems he may have his very own Fox River to call home for a long time to come.

– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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Gina Scarpa

Staff Writer, BuddyTV