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Shia LaBeouf's DUI: Looks Worse Than It Is

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This image made from video provided by WWW.HOLLYWOOD.TV shows the overturned vehicle of actor Shia LaBeouf in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 27, 2008 (AP Photo/WWW.HOLLYWOOD.TV)

Actor Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones 4, Transformers) was arrested on suspicion of a DUI early yesterday morning after he and two others were hurt in a crash at Fountain and La Brea in West Hollywood. According to LA County sheriff's deputies, the actor made a left turn instead of yielding to an oncoming car, which hit his f-150 pickup truck, rolling it over.

LaBeouf, his passenger and the other driver were all treated for minor injuries. The lesser severity of the injuries to others led to the actor receiving misdemeanor drunken driving rather than a felony drunken driving, according to the LA Times.

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Note on Geography: Unfortunately, the LA Times continues to botch local geography. Never once did the LA Times article say that the incident took place in West Hollywood (they generically said Hollywood), which is an independent city. Perhaps the generalization was due to the national interest in the story, so not to confuse people on the technicalities of West, North and just plain Hollywood. Perhaps it was because the corner of Fountain and La Brea lies at the boundary of West Hollywood and Los Angeles (police confirm to LAist that it did, in fact, take place within West Hollywood). But, perhaps not. Whatever it is, it's just another sign of Sam Zell empire.

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