Friday, 19 October, 2018

Actor Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to obstruction during Savannah hearing

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Stacy Diaz | 20 October, 2017, 06:07

He was sentenced in Savannah, Ga., on Thursday to anger management sessions after pleading guilty to obstruction and no contest to disorderly conduct, TMZ reported.

The arrest occurred while LaBeouf was in Georgia filming "The Peanut Butter Falcon", the Chicago Tribune reports.

Savannah-Chatham Metro police say LaBeouf was asking around for a cigarette and when no one had one, he became aggressive. The actor was arrested after getting angry in front of a restaurant and using foul language in front of families while drunk.

He was also ordered to pay $2,680 in fines and fees, perform 100 hours of community service, enroll in anger management counseling and complete a drug and alcohol evaluation. The actor reportedly ran into a nearby hotel in hopes of avoiding arrest.

Shia LaBeouf has been sentenced to a day in jail and probation after striking a plea deal in his public intoxication case. A police officer walked up and asked him to leave the scene, but Shia LaBeouf chose to get aggressive with the officer instead.

LaBeouf was charged with three misdemeanors stemming from the incident at Savannah's City Market: obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

"I am deeply ashamed of my behavior and make no excuses for it", he shared. After the police station video was posted online, LaBeouf apologised.

"My outright disrespect for authority is problematic to say the least, and completely destructive to say the worst", he said. It is a new low. The actor also said that he was "actively taking steps toward securing [his] sobriety".