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Shia LaBeouf avoids jail; sentenced to probation and anger management after July arrest

Wireimage/J. Merritt
Wireimage/J. Merritt

(GEORGIA) — Shia LaBeouf pleaded out in a Savannah courtroom Thursday, copping to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction following a highly publicized arrest in July. 

According to ABC affiliate WSB-TV, LaBeouf was sentenced to anger management counseling and probation as punishment for the arrest, the foul-mouthed video of which swiftly went viral. 

The 31-year-old former Transformers actor was also ordered to pay more than $2,600 in fines, undergo rehab, and perform 100 hours of community service. 

The actor was arrested on July 8, after reportedly getting belligerent with bystanders who refused him a cigarette. He then fled from a cop before being cuffed, and going on a race-baiting tirade, in which he cursed repeatedly at Savannah cops. 

He later apologized, blaming the “new low” on his addiction to alcohol.

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