Anybody who rises to the ranks of a Hollywood superstar clearly has an angel on his shoulder. Anyone who walks away from a car crash like the one Shia LaBeouf Shia LaBeoufwas in this past July is lucky to be alive. Now, it seems, fortune has once again smiled upon the "Eagle Eye""Eagle Eye" star.
TMZ is reporting that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has decided to drop LaBeouf's driving-under-the-influence charge on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The actor, who recently referred to the accident as "one of the biggest things that's happened in my life," is still dealing with a seriously injured left hand.
But perhaps his luck isn't running as hot as some might think. LaBeouf still faces a California DMV hearing Friday, during which he'll most likely have his driver's license suspended as a result of refusing a blood-alcohol test the night of the accident. According to the state's Web site: "A first offense will result in a one-year suspension."
Such a suspension could negatively impact LaBeouf's employment opportunities in the near future, as many action scenes require the film's star to be behind the wheel. LaBeouf is currently filming "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,""Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the latest film in the hit Michael Bay series that puts him in the driver's seat of various transforming automobiles. The actor's injury has already been written into the script by scrambling writers.
A veteran actor by age 13, LaBeouf has seen his stock soar in recent years with hits like "Transformers" "Transformers"and "Disturbia.""Disturbia." After years of taking pride in his ability to avoid the clichés of troubled teen stars, LaBeouf was arrested in a Chicago Walgreens last November and then made tabloid headlines yet again with the recent truck-flipping accident. Nevertheless, his "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull""Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" remains one of 2008's highest-grossing films.