Wednesday 18 October 2017

Shia LaBeouf arrested for disorderly conduct while drunk at Texas music festival

Shia Saide LaBeouf of the movie
Shia Saide LaBeouf of the movie "transformers" is shown in this Austin Police Department photo after his arrest for Public Intoxication in Austin, Texas October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Austin Police Department/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Shia LaBeouf attends a premiere for Man Down on day six of the Toronto International Film Festival. (AP)

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Actor Shia LaBeouf is facing a charge of misdemeanour public intoxication following an arrest in Austin, Texas on Friday.

The Transformers star was reportedly in the city for the Austin City Limits music festival when he and a female friend attempted to gain entry into a local bar.

Shia Saide LaBeouf of the movie
Shia Saide LaBeouf of the movie "transformers" is shown in this Austin Police Department photo after his arrest for Public Intoxication in Austin, Texas October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Austin Police Department

Sources tell TMZ.com they were stopped at the door because they appeared to be drunk, prompting LaBeouf to shout and curse at the bouncers. He then allegedly tried to push his way past security, but was blocked before deciding to leave.

Eyewitnesses claim he began running down the street and illegally crossed a road directly in front of police officers, who issued the actor a warning.

Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of "Love True" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

When he reportedly failed to stop jaywalking, he was placed in handcuffs and taken in to Travis County Jail for booking and later released on his own recognisance.

"Due to pending adjudication, no further details will be released at this time," the Austin Police Department said in a statement, according to CNN.

Actor Shia LaBeouf arrives for Manhattan Criminal Courthouse in New York, November 25 (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)
Actor Shia LaBeouf arrives for Manhattan Criminal Courthouse in New York, November 25 (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Representatives for LaBeouf have yet to comment on the news.

It's not the first time the 29-year-old has been arrested - he was busted for disorderly conduct last year after disrupting a Broadway performance of Cabaret and tussling with police outside the theatre. As part of his punishment, he was ordered to enrol in an alcohol treatment programme, which he completed earlier this year.

Shia LaBeouf walks through the media after leaving Midtown Community Court following his arrest the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show
Shia LaBeouf walks through the media after leaving Midtown Community Court following his arrest the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show "Cabaret," in New York. The 28-year-old Transformers star appeared in a Manhattan court Tuesday, Nov. 25, to show proof that he had been at the Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, LaBeouf said working on the movie Man Down with Dito Montiel had also helped him get in the right frame of mind.

“He came to my house when I was in a really low place and offered it to me like therapy, like ‘here’s a healing process so we can jump into together and get well,’” he said.

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