Adrian Grenier and Isabel Lucas on 6/4/08. Credit: Tina Gill / PR Photos
Shia LaBeouf’s passenger in his drunken 3am car crash has been revealed – and she’s none other than his Transformers 2 costar, Isabel Lucas, who also happens to be Adrian Grenier’s girlfriend. Fellow actor Grenier is understandably reluctant to comment on the accident, in which his girlfriend escaped with minor head injuries while Shia underwent “extensive hand surgery” at Cedars Sinai due to damage to his left hand. Shia was taking a left at a light when he was broadsided by another vehicle, flipping his Ford F150 truck over. The person in the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital but sustained only minor injuries. Police said Shia was “visibly intoxicated” at the scene, and he has been charged with a misdemeanor due to the fact that no one was seriously injured.
Who was Shia LeBeouf’s mystery passenger in his weekend DUI crash? Aussie actress Isabel Lucas, his co-star in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster.
Sources say Lucas was riding shotgun with LaBeouf when he made a left turn on a red light and got broadsided in his Ford F150 around 2:45 Sunday morning in Los Angeles.
The actor suffered hand injuries and was arrested for drunk driving. Lucas was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital for “minor head injuries” and later released. A rep for the film said that Lucas is fine and back on set filming.
But the perky blonde is about to have another headache.
We hear her boyfriend Adrian Grenier, who she began dating in February, is none too happy that his ladyfriend was partying with her handsome costar at 3 a.m.
Grenier was testy when we asked him how Lucas was feeling post-crash, and refused to comment.
The two began dating after bonding over environmental issues. Lucas will star in Grenier’s upcoming series “Alter Eco,” which he produced for the cable channel Planet Green.
[From NY Daily News]
There was a lot of dumb luck involved in this accident in that Shia was driving a pretty solid car and people escaped relatively unharmed. If anything should take a hit it’s Shia’s rising career – unless he quickly steps up to the plate and admits that he was wrong and takes full responsibility for his actions. Mischa Barton isn’t my favorite actress, but I like the way she handled her DUI by admitting guilt. It’s an idiotic thing to drive drunk and these stars need to grovel to the public afterwards and seem sincere about it. Don’t be arrogant about driving wasted – that’s how you got in that mess in the first place.
Isabel Lucas is shown campaigning to stop the slaughter of whales in Japan in December, 2007. Credit: INCO/Fame Pictures