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Shia LaBeouf Arrested For Public Intoxication In Austin

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After 7 months of good behavior, star of hit Disney Channel original series Even Stevens Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Austin Friday night on charges of public intoxication. TMZ reports that a bystander saw LaBeouf hanging out outside a bar on Austin's 6th Street, and appeared to be either extremely drunk or high on drugs when he ran down the street and blatantly tried to cross against a "Don't Walk" signal in front of police, despite their explicit warnings not to do so. Another witness told TMZ that prior to the arrest, LaBeouf and another woman were denied entry into another bar nearby because of their apparent drunkenness. CBS L.A. reports that LaBeouf was released from the Travis County Jail hours later on his own recognizance.

The incident came one month after LaBeouf's court-ordered requirement of avoiding six months of trouble with the law, as determined in March plea deal, according to the NY Daily News. So, nice timing at least, Shia. The deal stemmed from LaBeouf's June 2014 arrest, when he was busted for smoking weed and loudly, drunkenly interrupting a performance of Cabaret in New York after slamming strawberry margaritas.

LaBeouf has struggled with substance abuse and recurring problems with the law. It's kinda like a sad country song, which, coincidentally, is playing in the background in this video captured from the scene on Friday night:

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Shia, Shia Shia. Wonder if he's sorry.