The accident late Saturday night in which Lane Garrison, the 26-year-old Prison Break vet, drove his car into a tree in Beverly Hills, killing a 17-year-old male passenger and injuring two 15-year-old girls, was his second crash in only weeks. While leaving an LA club last month, he hit another car at an intersection. Police said today that the actor appeared to have been drinking before this recent crash, but was not arrested at the scene, though a breath test is usually administered when there’s a death. A Beverly Hills cop said that several “alcohol containers” were removed from Garrison’s SUV. “Mr Garrison displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and the investigation into Mr Garrison’s impairment is ongoing,” he said.
So how does Jessica Simpson figure into this story? As if it wasn’t tragic enough. She grew up with the actor in Texas and wanted to make known her family’s support for him. “We love Lane very much and our thoughts and prayers are with him now,” she said in a statement released by her people. That and a breath mint should get her friend off. (Source)