Shia LaBeouf Update…


Shia LaBeouf might not have caused collision, Sheriff’s Department says



LaBeouf’s overturned truck at La Brea and Fountain in Hollywood 


The other car involved in a West Hollywood traffic accident was cited for running a red light. LaBeouf, however, was cited for misdemeanor drunken driving.


By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 29, 2008


Actor Shia LaBeouf may not have been at fault in a Sunday morning accident that led to his arrest on drunk driving charges, a sheriff’s spokesman said.


The accident on the corner of La Brea and Fountain avenues in West Hollywood left the Indiana Jones actor and two other people injured. [NOTE: With LaBeouf was Isabel Lucas, a 23-year-old Australian actress who plays a supporting role in the ‘Transformers’ sequel ‘Revenge of the Fallen,’ according to a person close to the movie’s production who asked not to be named. Lucas was uninjured.]


L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said the investigation suggests that another driver may have run a red light, hitting LaBeouf’s truck. That driver was cited at the scene for running a red light.


LaBeouf made a left turn and collided with an oncoming car about 2:30 a.m. The actor’s Ford F-150 pickup truck rolled over in the crash.


LaBeouf injured his left hand and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for surgery, according to Sgt. Kristin Aloma of the sheriff’s West Hollywood station. LaBeouf’s passenger and the other driver, both women, were treated for minor injuries and released from Cedars.


LaBeouf, 22, “was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication,” Aloma said. He was cited for misdemeanor drunken driving instead of felony drunken driving because the injuries suffered by the others were minor, she explained.


LaBeouf has not been arraigned on the drunk driving charge.




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