Shia LaBeouf escapes charge
'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf will not face charges of driving under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office confirmed yesterday (25.09.08)
Shia LaBeouf will not face charges of driving under the influence following his car crash in July.
The 'Transformers' star - who was cited with misdemeanour DUI charges while he was still at the hospital following the accident on July 27 - has escaped prosecution.
Criminal charges will instead be filed against the other driver, who reportedly ran a red light, causing the crash which crushed Shia's hand.
Jane Robison, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, said yesterday (25.09.08): "After reviewing the case, we've declined to file any charges against Mr. LaBeouf due to insufficient evidence."
Shia's attorney Michael Norris added: "We're very happy with the prosecutor's decision, and we're glad this whole thing resolved without Shia having to go to court."
However, the 22-year-old actor could still have his driving license suspended when he faces the Department of Motor Vehicles in a hearing today (26.09.08).
Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore explained: "When an individual refuses to take a blood alcohol test, that person's license is automatically suspended for six to nine months."