OY! The one day that I am unable to be near my computer to blog Shia LaBeouf has to, not only, get busted … but get busted for DUI. AND, homie got nabbed with a flipped over truck and an injured hand that required surgery … and somehow managed to avoid felony charges — that’s a story!!! This time around, Shia‘s mugshot has not (or has yet) been released so here is his last mugshot from when he was arrested in Chicago last year for trespassing and the deets from his latest brush with the law which TMZ was the first to report:
Shia LaBeouf, in trouble again and this time it’s really serious. TMZ has learned he’s been arrested for suspicion of DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us LaBeouf was involved in a car accident at about 3:00 AM at the corner of La Brea and Fountain in Hollywood. We’re told Shia made a left turn in front of another car and the two collided, causing Shia’s car to roll. Paramedics were called to the scene and both parties were taken to a local hospital, but no major injuries were sustained. LaBeouf was placed under arrest on suspicion of felony DUI after we’re told he exhibited “outward signs” of intoxication at the scene. UPDATE: We now have more info. A law enforcement source tells TMZ deputies are at the hospital right now, checking on the injuries of the victim and Shia. If the victim’s injuries are serious, Shia will be booked on suspicion of felony DUI. If the injuries are minor, Shia will be cited and released on misdemeanor DUI.
And we know by now that Shia has evaded felony charges so the implication is that his injuries, altho requiring surgery, are minor enough for him to only be facing misdemeanor DUI charges. After the jump, check out photos of Shia‘s flipped truck from Celebrities.com and Extra TV, a pic of the lad on site after his bust last night and a blow-by-blow account of what went down …
A witness tells us he heard a loud crash around 245 AM, then the sound of Shia’s truck rolling over. The witness said he heard what he thought was a girl screaming “F**k,” among other things. When he got down to scene, Shia was already out of the car and the female riding with him was crawling out of the drivers side of the truck. The truck was smoking, making noise and still running. The driver of the other car was also out of the car by this time. Shia and the female stood over by a wall while people were checking to see if everyone was okay. The witness said unlike most of the wrecks he’s seen in the dangerous intersection, no one was cursing or yelling at each other. It took the cops 4-5 minutes to arrive at the scene. Two ambulances — along with one fire truck — showed up, and all parties involved walked to an ambulance unassisted. There were no breathalyzers or tests done at the scene.
Damn … homeboy got lucky that he only walked way from this wreck with a minorly injured hand and the evasion of felony charges. I expect the next couple days won’t be easy for Mr. LaBeouf. I gotta say, this news is disappointing … Shia has been riding high in the past couple of years with successful movies like Disturbia, Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull. It’s disheartening to learn that the young, very talented actor is able to be so frivolous with his life. Drunk driving is one of those deadly crimes that not only threatens the safety of the individual but also the safety of others who happen to be on the road with the reckless driver. This is sad news.