Shia LaBeouf not at fault in wreck
EmptyShia LaBeouf was not to blame for an early-morning car wreck in Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, pinning fault on the other driver for apparently running a red light.
Also Tuesday, a person close to production of the "Transformers" sequel said LaBeouf's passenger in the accident was Isabel Lucas, the 23-year-old Australian who plays a supporting role. The person asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the information.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said detectives have determined that the other driver, who has not been identified, ran the light and also will be cited. LaBeouf was booked for a misdemeanor DUI and underwent surgery for injuries to his left hand.
"He was not at fault," Whitmore said of the "Transformers" actor.
LaBeouf's pickup truck collided with another vehicle at 3 a.m. Sunday in West Hollywood. Lucas and the driver of the other vehicle were not seriously injured.
Lucas, who has not yet appeared in any American films but has several upcoming projects, has returned to production on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," which is due out next June, the person said. Melissa Kates, a publicist for LaBeouf, said he plans to return to work within a month.
LaBeouf was trying to make a left turn at the West Hollywood intersection of LaBrea and Fountain avenues when his pickup collided with another vehicle, rolling the truck over.
"It was immediately apparent to officers responding on the scene that LaBeouf was intoxicated and he was subsequently placed under arrest," Wolf said.
Two attorneys listed for LaBeouf have not returned calls from The Associated Press.