Former Prison Break actor Lane Garrison, who, we think it's safe to say, is probably having a worse year than you, found out the charges being filed against him for accidentally killing a teen after plowing his SUV into a tree while allegedly impaired by a generous, Beverly Hills high school party-sized serving of Grey Goose and blow. Reports the LAT:
The Los Angeles County district attorney will file manslaughter and other charges today accusing actor Lane Garrison of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol during a December crash that killed a teenager . [...]
District attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Garrison will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, two felony drunk driving charges and a misdemeanor charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He faces a maximum prison term of five years and eight months, Robison said.
With six years of an actor's most employable years hanging in the balance, Garrison's legal team has a challenging, but not entirely hopeless, case to mount in his defense. Their main strategy at this point is to focus on their initial claims of mechanical failure. Should the court prove ultimately unswayed by their argument that Land Rovers' brakes have an inherent design flaw that renders them useless when a driver is coked-up and drunk, they intend to move on to Plan B: blaming the death on the City of Beverly Hills, and their planting of stubbornly inflexible trees on the 300 block of South Beverly Drive.