Sometime in the next few weeks Lane Garrison will probably be paroled from jail. I say probably because you never know when he will decide to make a shank from a spoon and kill someone. Yeah, I watch too much television. Lane, if you remember plead guilty to a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, as well as driving under the influence and providing alcohol to a minor.
In November 2007, he was sentenced to 40 months in jail. So, that is what? About 18 months? Half his sentence. I will always respect him for standing up and admitting his guilt. I do wonder if 18 months is a long enough sentence for killing someone.
Earlier this week he settled the remaining lawsuits that had been filed against him as a result of the accident. His lawyer said, "All injured parties have been compensated. This should be a complete resolution to any claims by anybody, including the family of the young boy who died as well as the two girls who were injured."
So, Lane starts with a clean slate when he gets out of jail. I guess he will go back to acting. It is a pretty safe bet the paps will be following him for the first few weeks to see if he screws up again. I think he has probably learned his lesson. I just wish it hadn't taken the death of someone to learn it.