Shia LaBeouf Arrested for Public Intoxication in Austin, Texas
When Transformers and Even Stevens star Shia LaBeouf recently attended the Austin City Limits Music Festival, he was on the news again but this time, it has nothing to do with the said festival. “Shia LaBeouf Arrested for Public Intoxication in Austin, Texas” headlines several news snitches over the weekend.
Onlookers spotted the 29-year-old actor just outside Sixth Street, a bar and music strip in downtown Austin. According to police reports, LaBeouf was booked and arrested for public intoxication on Friday night at around 7:30pm after he allegedly got blitzed and out of control. He was reportedly prohibited by authorities to walk across the street but Shia started running across the street against a “Don’t Walk” signal even in the presence of police authorities.
This ill-fated incident happened just one month after his March plea deal in which he was required to stay out of trouble with the law for a period of six months.
A TMZ report states that a witness noticed something strange about Shia’s actions and that he seemed to be under the influence of something. Shia LaBeouf who was in handcuffs was assisted into the backseat of a patrol car and was brought to the Travis County jail where he was booked misdemeanor public intoxication. DailyMail.com issued that Shia’s spokesperson has yet to give comment regarding the incident. One more witness also disclosed to TMZ that Shia and another female friend had forcibly wanted to enter a bar where they were not allowed entrance in the first place.
Shia LaBeouf on Friday night was wearing blue shirt and dark shorts. This is not the first time LaBeouf had run-ins with the law. He had been charged before with criminal trespassing, assault and disrupting a Broadway show. Accounts of LaBeouf’s Friday arrest was a reminder of his uncanny behavior last 2014 in a New York musical.
One witness told TMZ the 29-year-old “Transformers” and “Even Stevens” star was wasted on alcohol or drugs as he ran wild down 6th St., disobeying officers and acting out of control. Another witness told the gossip site that LaBeouf and a female friend tried to force their way into a bar even though they were denied entry.