SHIA LaBEOUF hinted at his struggle with alcohol in an interview prior to his alleged drunk driving arrest at the weekend (26-27Jul08).
The actor was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after his truck flipped across a road and collided with another vehicle on Sunday (27Jul08).
The incident allegedly followed a night of heavy drinking at a West Hollywood club with his Transformer 2 co-star Isabel Lucas, who sustained a minor head injury in the accident.
And the 22-year-old reveals he has a history with substance abuse in the September edition of men’s magazine Details.
LaBeouf discloses that he and his father – a former heroin addict – would “drink together and smoke together” while he was growing up.
He says, “It’s just a bad deal. It’s not something that is conducive to being a role model – no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don’t know how to do it like a gentleman. I don’t know how to have one drink.”
LaBeouf remains in hospital after undergoing surgery on his hand following his recent car accident – although his lawyers insist he’ll be back working on the Transformers 2 set within a month.