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Police Say Actor Shia LaBeouf May Not Have Caused Injury Crash Involving Drunk Driving

A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles County says actor Shia LaBeouf may not have caused the drunk driving-related injury accident on July 27 in West Hollywood, California. The accident occurred around 2:30 am.

LaBeouf, who was arrested for DUI, has had to undergo surgery to repair an injury he sustained in his left hand. The woman riding with him and the woman driving the other vehicle were also injured. Both women sustained minor injuries.

LaBeouf has yet to be arraigned on the DUI charge. Now, however, there is evidence to indicate that the accident may have happened because the other driver ran a red light before striking LaBeuof’s truck, which rolled over during the accident.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Massachusetts, it is important that you speak with a Boston, Massachusetts DUI lawyer right away. An experienced DUI attorney will know how to handle the charges against you and can investigate your case to determine whether there is evidence showing that the criminal charges against you should be dropped or reduced.

For example, the charge and penalties will be different depending on whether this is your first or a subsequent DUI offense. The penalties are more severe if someone other than the alleged drunk driver suffered serious injuries in a DUI crash. In Massachusetts, an arrest for DUI that causes serious physical injuries can lead to up to 10 years in prison.

Shia LaBeouf might not have caused collision, Sheriff’s Department says, Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2008
Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested, injured in drunk driving crash, AFP, July 28, 2008

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