Shia LaBeouf was arrested for drunk driving after being involved in an early morning car accident in Hollywood on Sunday. Isabel Lucas, Transformers 2 co-star was the passenger in LaBeouf’s truck.
Update: New details are emerging in Shia LaBeouf’s drunk driving accident. Shia LaBeouf was at the Troubadour club watching the Lemon Son band on Saturday night, a source states to US magazine.
“He was dancing around and acting really crazy,” the source said. “He kept doing shots of whiskey. He stayed until the band was done and then stumbled out of the club by himself,” the witness reported.
LaBeouf’s Transformers co-star Isabel Lucas, 23, was the passenger in his truck when the accident occurred. Isabel Lucas was said to be dating Adrien Grenier.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old actor’s mom told Us magazine that: “He is doing really well… Thank you so much for asking.”
“Shia is currently recovering from extensive hand surgery with plans to return to work on the set of Transformers 2 within one month,” his lawyers said in the statement.
Shia LaBeouf was driving when his car was involved in an accident around 3 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. S. Wolf. Shia made a left turn in front of another car and the two collided, causing Shia’s car to roll.
New details! An eyewitness to Shia LaBeouf’s car accident scene stated he heard a loud crash around 2:45 a.m., and the sound of Shia’s truck rolling over. The witness heard what appeared to be a female screaming “F**k”, among other things.
When the witness 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 at this time.
Shia LaBeouf 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, as well as a firetruck arrived, and everyone involved in the accident walked to the ambulance unassisted. There were no breathalyzers or tests done at the scene.
LaBeouf badly injured his left hand and a passenger in Shia’s car sustained minor head injuries and the driver of the other car sustained minor injuries as well.
Paramedics were called to the scene and both parties were taken to a local hospital, but originally the report was no major injuries were sustained.
Shia LeBeouf, actor that co-starred in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and his passenger were injured, as well as the other driver involved in the crash.
Police officers at the scene of the accident reported it was obvious that LaBeouf, 22, was intoxicated.
Shia LaBeouf is reportedly not to be booked on felony DUI charges.
But Shia is undergoing surgery this morning for his left hand that was injured when he rolled his car early this morning.
Apparently there was a female passenger in Shia Labeouf’s car, as well as the male driver of the other car, that incurred bruises and bumps but nothing too serious. Hence, the misdemeanor charges instead of felony charges.
For Shia LaBeouf, this is not his first “run in” with the law. In November, he was accused of drunken trespassing after refusing to leave a Chicago, Illinois convenience store at 4am, but the misdemeanor charges were subsequently dropped.
Then, in February, he was charged with smoking in a prohibited area in California – to which he pleaded guilty and was forced to pay a $500 fine for the offense.
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, Shia 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.”