Shia LaBeouf Arrested For DUI 7/27/08
Actor Shia LaBeouf has reportedly been arrested in Hollywood for driving
under the influence (DUI) after he was involved in a car accident.
The Transformers star, 21, is alleged to have collided with another
vehicle at around 3am on Sunday (27Jul08) at the junction of La Brea and
Fountain. According to website TMZ.com, when police attended to the
incident, LaBeouf was reportedly arrested on suspicion of felony DUI
after showing "outward signs" of intoxication.
Paramedics were called to the scene and the actor was taken to a local
hospital. LaBeouf is no stranger to the law - in November (07), he was
accused of drunken trespassing after refusing to leave a Chicago,
Illinois convenience store at 4am, but the misdemeanors charges were
Then, in February (08), he was charged with smoking in a prohibited area
in California - to which he pleaded guilty and was forced to pay a $500
(£250) fine for the offence. His latest legal woe comes just three
months after he vowed never to get arrested again - because he didn't
want to hamper his promising film career.
In May (08), he said, "There's nothing cool about getting arrested for
stupid stuff at my age. But it keeps happening to me. I could pretend
that I find it all highly amusing, but I'd be lying.
"It's deeply embarrassing. I decided a long time ago to stop doing
stupid things, so clearly I've still got some work to do on myself. I'm
not anonymous any more.
"Now, I light up a cigarette in the wrong place and overnight I'm the Al
Capone of misdemeanors. What I've got in terms of acting is too
important for me to jeopardize."