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Shia LaBeouf

Busted on DUI

7/27/2008 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Shia LaBeoufShia 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.

Stay tuned

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16.

kc    

it boggles the mind that there is a misdemeanor DUI
ANY DUI should be treated as a felony. Quit letting these drunks do this again and again until they kill someone.

2223 days ago
17.

Tina    

Oh, this is horrible. I am such a huge fan, and I really thought that he wasn't going to go down this road. The other "minor" incidents he has gotten in trouble for are nothing compared to a DUI. I am praying that this will be a wake up call for him, and he won't go down that "troubled child of hollywood" path. Also, thankfully, no one was killed. (Although that is always the possibility when you choose to drink and drive.)

2223 days ago
18.

Jen    

Try to remember that alcoholism is a disease. Until you've had it, you cannot understand it. Shia is struggling with a lot of personal demons, and understanding and support go a lot further that name-calling and meanness. Yes, it would make more sense for young Hollywood to hire drivers when they go out. But, by driving themselves they are exerting some sort of control over the situation. And, alcoholism has a lot to do with being n control, any kind of control. Before you start bashing someone try having some empathy and putting yourself in their position.

2223 days ago
19.

c    

Comment # 14 give me a break! I do know a lot about alcoholism I have lived with it my whole life I have been hurt by it and it has taken my mom away, how dare you sit there and ask us to feel sorry for some spoiled little brat that thinks he has the right to get into a car drunk and possible risk taking someone elses life. He doesn't need people to feel sorry for him he needs a dose of the cold hard truth, like maybe a walk through the mourge to see all the kids, moms, grandma, dads that have been killed by drunk drivers and then maybe talk with families who have lost there loved ones to idiots like him. Those are the people i feel sorry for!!!! Throw him in jail for a year not 2 hours!!!!

2223 days ago
20.

Reynaldo    

Yeah, he's in BIG trouble alright! What a joke!!!! It's just another celebrity drunk driver in Glitterville where they get a slap on the wrist which means showing up to the jail for about 45 minutes or so and then are released because of "overcrowding",
Can't wait to hear the excuses IF he was actually another DUI case! IF this is yet another case, he is just as ignorant as the rest of them (celebrity or not) who are NOT responsible drinkers; there is NEVER a bonafide reason to drink and drive!!!

2223 days ago
21.

Taytay    

just because someone is drunk..doesnt mean he is a alcoholic...now go to your AA meeting...dont hate because you cant handle the sauce

2223 days ago
22.

Nor-Cal    

I think he should have made a "RIGHT".

2223 days ago
23.

Sue    

DOES HE REALIZE HE WILL LOSE 2 MAYBE EVEN 3! HOURS OF HIS LIFE HE WILL NOT GET BACK WHEN HE DOES HIS HOLLYWOOD JAIL TIME!?*&^!

2223 days ago
24.

Jaginator    

Come one people. Can you imagine the stress a child has on them everyday, shuttled to and from a set, having to perform to support themselves and their family? Can YOU imagine being the breadwinner of your family when you were a teenager, not knowing what your real role is? Obviously, this stress will eventually catch up to a kid, in young adulthood. And it's not just the kid's families... It's agents, producers, publicists, etc... All of these people are constantly making demands on A CHILD. Not every child can handle the pressure and may go off the deep end. It's very sad and these kids (who even as adults ARE kids, because they've NEVER had a childhood) need support and HELP to transition from child actor to adult actor. It's been going on as long as there have been child actors. You just never realized it because there was no internet, not TMZ, etc and shows like ET did NOT report on things the way they have to now, due to TMZ and Perez. It's very sad.

2223 days ago
25.

c    

He is not a child anymore!!! he's all grown up and able to make big boy decisions now. If he is having issues with how he grew up then maybe he should do the adult thing and get help for those issues. Yes he's 21 and just now able to go out and party legally but come on now how many of us have done that and NOT got behind the wheel. Everyone needs to stop giving him excuses it's not going to help him, it will make it worse. Don't forget about all the child stars that have grown up and chose not to get into trouble, it's all about choices!!!

2223 days ago
26.

HasBeens    

If he wants to drink like an adult, he should act responsible like an adult when he choses to do so.

I think he should get the max whether the other guy is seriously injured or not. A pat on the hand probably won't be enough to make him realize how stupid this was on his part...unless it's a pat on the hand he hurt in the accident. Ouch.

Next time he may not be so lucky. You're never too young to die. Scarey, but true.

2223 days ago
27.

Oscar    

Drunk drivers are losers, what if he had killed somebody? Whatever happened to him claiming he didn't want to be like all the other messed up young Hollywood stars that have been going to rehab and what not? That didn't last long.

2223 days ago
28.

Nor-Cal    

I was told AA was on the left!

2223 days ago
29.

Nor-Cal    

To #23 Was it his left hand?

2223 days ago
30.

ghostlight    

This is bs I am so sick and tired of all these rich people getting away with every they do .If that were u and we be in jail .It really sucks how the laws does'nt apply to rich spoiled stupid people .The laws are a joke .If y have the money and are famous u can get away with anything .Juts ask oj and that sob hulk hogan son .

2223 days ago
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