Shia LaBeouf will not be charged with drunk driving for his involvement in a traffic accident that badly injured his hand, but he faces having his license suspended because sheriff's officials said he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test following the crash.
The D.A.'s office said there was insufficient evidence to charge LaBeouf with a DUI, but the DMZ wants to get in on the act and smack his (good) hand over a technicality.
"Shia is most happy that he will not have to go to court," said his attorney, Michael Norris, about the DUI decision. LaBeouf was arrested July 27 after an early morning crash that injured his hand and sent him to a hospital for several days.
Sheriff's deputies said later that LaBeouf was not at fault in the accident, which occurred in West Hollywood. Nevertheless, the Transformers actor faces a traffic hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles that could see his driver's license suspended for up to nine months.
But Norris said he doubts the the actor will lose his license: "I anticipate that once we do have the opportunity to litigate the matter at the DMV that his license will not be suspended."