Shia LaBeouf not to blame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 July 2008
Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf not to blame

Shia LaBeouf was not to blame for the car crash he was involved in on Sunday (26.07.08).

The 'Transformers' star - who was arrested following the accident - has now been told he will not be charged with the misdemeanour offence of driving under the influence (DUI).

Los Angeles Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore has confirmed the other driver was at fault for the crash.

He explained: "The other car ran a red light and, if not already, they will be cited.

"They will now be listed as Party One on the report, indicating they were at fault."

Meanwhile, campaign group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) have written an open letter to the actor, pleading with him to install ignition interlock devices to prevent him making the same mistake again.

The letter reads: "To protect the safety of his family and the citizens of his community, Mothers Against Drunk Driving calls on Shia LaBeouf to voluntarily install ignition interlock devices on all vehicles registered in his name, in addition to completing the official punishment/sanctions that may be levied in the event of his conviction for DUI.

"An ignition interlock is a breath test device linked to a vehicle's ignition system and is normally mandated to convicted drunk drivers as a condition of probation. We hope Mr. LaBeouf will voluntarily use the opportunity of his DUI arrest to educate his fans - and the country - about this life-saving device by installing the device on his vehicles."

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