Actor Shia LaBeouf has been cleared of DUI charges after his early morning car crash. The sheriff said he didn't do anything wrong and the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was to blame for running a red stoplight. Shia's passenger in the car was revealed as his Transformers 2 co-star Isabel Lucas who is Adrian Grenier's girlfriend. The Transformers and Indiana Jones star is definitely not a Disney kid anymore. In a shocking interview with Details magazine the 22 year-old actor revealed that he started drinking and smoking with his drug addict/drug dealer dad and can't have only one drink.
The script rarely gets away from LaBeouf. It got away from him in Chicago last November, when a late-night nicotine jones ended in that trespassing charge. ("It was two hotheads," he says, "one completely in the wrong, one who wasn't enjoying his job that night, going at it about minuscule bullshit.") And the glee with which the mainstream news media, itching for a YOUNG ACTOR FLAMES OUT headline, seized on it led to the end of one of his and his father's longtime bonding rituals. "We would drink together and smoke together," LaBeouf says, "and it's just a bad deal. It's not something that is conducive to being a role model—no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don't know how to do it like a gentleman. I don't know how to have one drink." source
There’s a lot at stake for Shia, and he realized ahead of his DUI that he needs to change if he wants to embrace the success he’s had in life. Maybe this will be the wake up call he needs.
Shia’s dad lives in his garage when it’s warm and he’s a former drug dealer and who turned his life around and became Shia’s manager when he needed an on-set guardian at 12. It doesn’t sound like he’s a good influence on Shia, and if addiction problems run in his family like there’s even more reason that he should seek treatment. I see a stint in rehab in his future. [Cele|bitchy]
Turns out, Shia LaBeouf was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the wrong blood-alcohol level.
As the 22-year-old Transformers star spends the next month recovering from extensive hand surgery and planning a defense for his charge of misdemeanor DUI, he can take some solace in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's latest revelation: Despite previous reports and assumptions, the actor was not to blame in causing Sunday morning's rollover car crash.
"He was not at fault," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Authorities are now fingering the driver of the vehicle hit by LaBeouf's pickup. The motorist, whose identity has not been disclosed, ran a red light while LaBeouf attempted to make a legal left turn, said Whitmore. LaBeouf instead plowed into the oncoming car. source