Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge Of Public Drunkenness
The outspoken and sometimes puzzling actor was arrested back in July on suspicion of public drunkenness, obstruction and disorderly conduct.
The incident took place in Savannah, Georgia when he became angered after a bystander and a police officer wouldn't give him a cigarette. He was in the area filming a movie at the time. The 31-year-old actor appeared in court today to face the charges and plead guilty. He did this in an attempt to avoid having to spend any time in jail.
He also plead guilty to obstruction but plead not guilty nor innocent to disorderly conduct, which means he would accept whatever the judge ordered in regards to applicable punishment. The judge sentenced him to a year of probation and mandated he take anger management classes, pay fines over $2,500 and have an alcohol evaluation.
This isn't the first time that he's had a particular issue with behaving a certain way while he was inebriated. Back in 2015, he was originally stopped for jaywalking in Austin, Texas but when he started to argue with the officer, it became apparent that he had been drinking. The officer claimed he could smell the alcohol on the actor's breath.
LeBeouf was also arrested in New York City this April for harassment and assault after an altercation occurred between him and another individual during a political demonstration that he live-streamed. Those charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
Three years ago, LaBeouf was kicked out of a Broadway performance and arrested for being loud and disruptive. He plead guilty to that charge, as well, and was sentenced to six months of outpatient rehab. Whether it's the alcohol, an undisclosed mental illness, or anger management problems that seem to be plaguing him, we hope he can get back on the road to recovery because he is an immensely talented actor.
Some speculate that because he was a child star, he is oddly predestined to have these type of struggles as most stars who started in the business when they were young, go through really rough patches in their adulthood. There could be some merit to that.