Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested in Savannah for public drunkenness

Actor Shia LaBeouf was released from jail after he was arrested early Saturday morning in Georgia for public drunkenness.

According to TMZ, LaBeouf was in police custody in Georgia until 11am, when he was released on $US3500 bond.

In 2014, LaBeouf pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct after an outburst at a Broadway theater.

"When LaBeouf wasn't given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present", police said in a statement. The allegedly drunken star refused, and even began to act aggressively toward the police officer. He ran to a nearby hotel to avoid arrest. The actor, who has faced repeated and embarrassing legal drama, often related to public intoxication, has recently been filming his upcoming flick The Peanut Butter Falcon in Savannah.

In June 2014 La Beouf was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at New York's Studio 54 theater where he swore and spat at police according to his arrest report
Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia for being drunk in public, disorderly conduct

A request for comment from LaBeouf's rep was not immediately returned. LaBeouf was charged with DUI in 2008.

Saturday wasn't the first time the star of the "Transformers" films had trouble with the law. In 2014, he was arrested outside of a Broadway performance of the musical "Cabaret" in NY for allegedly being disruptive, smoking and yelling.

In January, he was arrested after a scuffle outside a NY museum where he was chanting, "He will not divide us", during a live-streamed protest against President Donald Trump. The cop then tried to arrest LaBeouf, but he fled the scene.

  • Kyle Peterson