Actor Lane Garrison Arrested For Domestic Violence, Parole Violation

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Lane Garrison was just started to get his career in high gear in 2006 with a supporting role on the Fox hit “Prison Break.” On December 2, 2006, he was driving three teens he just met to a party when he crashed his SUV into a tree. One of the passengers, 17-year-old Beverly Hills High student Vahagn Setian, was killed. The other two passengers were seriously injured. May 21, 2007 Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. He also appeared in a public service announcement (shown here) discussing how drunk driving ruined his life and the lives of his passengers. He was sentenced to 40 months in jail on October 31, 2007. With time served and good behavior, Garrison got out early.

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BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — Actor Lane Garrison was in custody Monday on a parole hold following his arrest in Beverly Hills on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police reported.

Garrison, 31, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Palm Drive in connection with an alleged “domestic violence incident” at the same location about 7:20 p.m. Saturday, said Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen.

“Mr. Garrison left the location prior to police arriving on scene,” Rosen said. “On Sunday … Beverly Hills police learned that Mr. Garrison was en route back to the Palm Drive location. He was taken into custody by BHPD officers upon his arrival.”

As of midday Monday, Garrison remained in the custody of the Beverly Hills Police Department on charges of felony domestic violence and a parole violation, Rosen said.

According to TMZ.com, the alleged victim was Garrison’s ex-girlfriend.

In April 2009, Garrison was released on parole after serving half of a 40-month prison term for a drunken driving crash that killed a Beverly Hills High School student.

The former “Prison Break” cast member pleaded guilty in May 2007 to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving under the influence causing injury, along with a misdemeanor count of providing alcohol to a minor, and admitted an allegation of having a blood-alcohol level of .15 or higher.

The charges stemmed from the death of 17-year-old Vahagn Setian, who was a passenger in the 2001 Land Rover that Garrison was driving when it struck a tree in the 300 block of South Beverly Drive on Dec. 2, 2006. Two other passengers — both 15-year-old girls — survived.

Police said Garrison had a blood-alcohol content of .20 — more than twice the legal limit — at the time of the crash.

On the Fox drama series “Prison Break,” Garrison played the character Tweener. The Dallas native’s other credits include the films “Crazy” and “Shooter” and an episode of the short-lived 2005 ABC series “Night Stalker.”

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