His unnamed passenger sustained a minor head injury, according to TMZ.com. He was subsequently arrested and charged with drink driving. Reports suggest the actor will be cited and released on suspicion of a DUI misdemeanour.
And now, the star's representatives have confirmed he had to have surgery on the damaged hand, and will be absent from the set of the Transformers sequel for at least one month.
The spokesperson says, "Attorneys for Mr. LaBeouf confirm that an automobile accident involving an additional party occurred early morning in Los Angeles on July 27, 2008.
"Shia is currently recovering from extensive hand surgery with plans to return to work on the set of Transformers 2 within one month. No further comment will be issued at this time."
LaBeouf's brushes with the law are nothing new – in November (07), he was booked on trespassing charges after refusing to leave a drugstore in Chicago, Illinois and in February (08), he was charged with smoking in a prohibited area in California.
Source: Contact Music