You know, the only thing that sucks in Hollywood more than getting a DUI is getting a DUI during a slow news week. And, in that regard, Shia LaBeouf just hit the jackpot of suck. It’s been week after week after week of non-stories and baby births around here, and, with a genuine scandal to latch on to, it’s just gonna be all Shia all the time until something else happens (the Miley Cyrus cocaine video? Please please?). Although Shia himself has yet to issue a statement regarding Sunday’s incident, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has issued their own open request to Shia, asking that he voluntarily install ignition interlock devices on all his vehicles. Heh. Something tells me this isn’t going to happen.
An Open Request to Shia LaBeouf
from Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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 vehicleâ€™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 â€“ and the country â€“ about this life-saving device by installing the device on his vehicles.
Ignition interlocks are proven effective tool in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and save lives.
Â· Ignition interlocks reduce drunk driving offenses by an average of 65 percent.
Â· Ignition interlocks have the potential to save more than 4,000 lives now taken in repeat drunk driving crashes annually.
Â· A majority of American citizens (65 percent) support the use of ignition interlocks as a sanction for first-time convicted drunk drivers.
Â· A full 85 percent support ignition interlocks for repeat offenders.
States across the nation are turning to the alcohol ignition interlock to help prevent drunk driving tragedies. Just this year, four states â€“ Washington, Nebraska, Alaska and Colorado â€“ expanded the use of alcohol ignition interlocks to include all convicted drunk drivers. MADD lobbied the California state legislature this year to pass similar legislation and plans to make the expanded use of interlocks in California its top priority next year.
MADD believes the tools are now at hand to eliminate drunk driving from the United States. The Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, launched in November 2006, has four elements: intensive, high-visibility law enforcement, full implementation of alcohol ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, development of advanced vehicle technologies to prevent drunk driving and grassroots support led by MADD and its 400+ affiliates, to make the elimination of drunk driving a reality.
July 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm by Evil Beet
LA authorities have just announced that Sunday morning’s car accident involving Shia LaBoeuf and a whole lot of whiskey was actually the other driver’s fault.
The other driver ran a red light, and hit Shia.
The other driver will be cited, say authorities, but not, I’m guessing, for DUI, like Shia.
See, kids? It doesn’t matter how pimp your drunk driving skills are; you still run the risk that someone else’ll fuck up and hit you, and you still end up with the DUI.
Don’t drive drunk!
July 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm by Evil Beet
“I don’t know how to do it like a gentleman. I don’t know how to have one drink.”
Shia LaBeouf, in a new interview with Details magazine.
July 29, 2008 at 10:00 am by Evil Beet
Hollywood hot-shot Shia LaBeouf was just coming into his own as an
alcoholic actor, but he’s gonna have to watch out for Adrian Grenier, who currently wants to kick his ass.
Yes, the mystery female passenger in Shia’s passenger seat during the DUI has been identified, and it’s none other than Shia’s Transformers 2 costar — and Adrian Grenier’s girlfriend — 23-year-old Isabel Lucas. When the Daily News asked Adrian what he thought about Isabel being alone in a car with her drunken costar at 3 o’clock in the morning, he “was testy and had no comment.”
And as for Shia’s activities prior to the incident in question?
He was at the Troubadour club watching the Lemon Son band. “He was dancing around and acting really crazy,” says a source. “He kept doing shots of whiskey. He stayed until the band was done and then stumbled out of the club by himself.”
What the hell was this chick thinking getting into a car with him? She very easily could have been killed. DO NOT LET DRUNK PEOPLE DRIVE YOU AROUND!!!
And as a side note: I totally don’t think this girl is all that pretty, Adrian. Her eyes are creeping me out. You should date me instead. Just saying.
July 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm by Evil Beet
After your drunken Walgreen arrest, I knew this would happen eventually, I just didn’t think it would be so soon.
Shia LaBeouf was arrested on DUI in Hollywood early Sunday morning, after unsuccessfully trying to make a left turn at an intersection.
“It was immediately apparent to officers responding on the scene that LaBeouf was intoxicated and he was subsequently placed under arrest,” said a policeman.
Shia was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was being treated for a minor head injury and injuries to his left hand and a knee, Wolf said. A woman passenger in Shia’s truck and the driver of the other vehicle were not seriously injured.
I smell a rehab visit.
July 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm by Evil Beet
At least there’s not a bench warrant out for him anymore.
A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 24.
Damn, you’d think the dude was shooting heroin on a playground for all the fuss they’re making about this.