Shia LaBeouf’s driver’s license suspended

shia_labeouf_hand.jpgShia LaBeouf‘s driver’s license was suspended Saturday, following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence last July. LaBeouf was involved in a serious car crash at that time, and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. A DMV official said: “It was suspended for refusing a chemical test,” calling the suspension “automatic.” California law states that a person’s license can be suspended for up to one year if he/she refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test for a suspected DUI. LaBeouf has since undergone two surgeries on his left hand, which was crushed in the accident. As seen in the accompanying photo, he’s still sporting bandages and a splint on the hand. 

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  1. Nancy • January 21, 2009 @ 11:42 AM

    Oh give the kid a break! He was probably being chased by the Decepticons!! Good thing Bumblebee is an Autobot, otherwise Shia would have to ride public transit! 😀

  2. Jo-Anne. • January 21, 2009 @ 1:06 PM

    no sympathy for Shia (licence suspension)…

  3. My own opinion • January 21, 2009 @ 4:16 PM

    What I can’t understand is how an “automatic” license suspension takes 6 months to take effect. Presumably a suspension is not only a ‘punishment’ for drunk driving, but is also to serve as protection for others by stopping a person with a tendency to drink and drive from being on the road (although it doesn’t necessarily stop a person from driving, just from driving legally). I would be quite upset if I lived in California and knew that a supposedly automatic suspension took so long, and that the person was able to continue driving (possibly drunk) during that period. And if that person did drink and drive in that period and hurt someone, the delay in process would be unforgiveable.

    I wonder whether a 6 month delay is standard practice (which is unacceptable) or whether it happens only in “certain” cases, like with a celebrity (which is also unacceptable).

  4. Vicki • January 21, 2009 @ 4:51 PM

    Knowing the devastation that is wreaked upon family and friends when a loved one is killed by an impaired driver, I have zero sympathy for Shia. “My own opinion” poster expresses my sentiments perfectly.

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