Shia LaBeouf was injured in a car crash on Sunday morning (July 27) and was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence, according to The Associated Press.
Sergeant S. Wolf of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told AP that the “Indiana Jones” co-star was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a collision at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Wolf said LaBeouf, his passenger and the other driver were all injured, although he said he did not know the extent of their injuries. Wolf also said officers at the scene reported that LeBeouf was clearly intoxicated, and said it was unknown whether the actor will face felony or misdemeanor charges; TMZ, citing unidentified law-enforcement sources, reported later Sunday morning that LaBeouf will be cited and released on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, and that neither the actor’s passenger nor the other driver were seriously injured.
TMZ reported on Sunday that LaBeouf allegedly made an illegal left and struck the other car at the corner of La Brea and Fountain avenues in Hollywood, which caused his vehicle to roll. The site reported that the actor badly injured his hand and will need surgery. TMZ cited an unidentified source as saying LaBeouf will be in the hospital “for a while.”
The actor has had less serious legal difficulties in recent months. Last fall he was arrested at a Chicago Walgreens drugstore for criminal trespass after refusing to leave the premises. In February he received a ticket for illegal smoking, and a bench warrant was briefly issued for his arrest after he and his lawyer failed to show up for a court appearance regarding the ticket.
[This story was originally published at 11:14 a.m. ET.]