BEVERLY HILLS, Apr. 11, 2007 (CNS) - Former "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison is scheduled to be arraigned today on vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy in Beverly Hills in December.
Garrison's attorney, Harland Braun, hinted last month that a plea bargain was in the works, saying his client "has a deep sense of responsibility."
Braun said Garrison, 26, is "going to accept responsibility for his conduct. The only question is what is that level of responsibility."
Along with the felony charge of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, Garrison is accused of two felony DUI counts and a misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He has been free on $100,000 bail.
Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox ordered Garrison not to drive a vehicle, not to drink alcohol, to stay out of places whose primary business is the sale of alcohol and not to have any contact with witnesses or victims of the Dec. 2 fatal crash.
Garrison was driving his 2001 Land Rover about 50 mph in the 300 block of South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, just north of Olympic Boulevard, shortly before midnight when the SUV struck a tree, police said.
Three of his passengers were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where one of them -- Vahagn Setian, a 17-year-old student at Beverly Hills High School -- died. The two other passengers, both 15-year-old girls, survived.
Garrison had a blood-alcohol content of .20, more than twice the legal limit, and was under the influence of cocaine, according to police.
Braun said in December that Garrison told him the vehicle may have had mechanical problems, but investigators found no problems with the SUV.
On "Prison Break," Garrison played the character Tweener, who was killed off in the Oct. 2 episode of the drama.
The Dallas native's other credits include the 2006 film "Crazy" and an episode of the short-lived 2005 ABC series "Night Stalker." Garrison is also part of the cast of the recently released film "Shooter."
If convicted, Garrison faces up to six years and eight months in state prison.