Shia LeBeouf mugshot
Actor Shia LeBeouf is pictured in Savannah, Georgia, U.S. in this July 8, 2017 handout photo Chatham County Sheriff's Office handout via Reuters

Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness on Saturday (8 July) after he became too rowdy in downtown Savannah, Georgia, police said.

The Transformers star was out in the trendy City Market neighbourhood in the early hours of the morning when he approached a bystander and a police officer and asked for a cigarette.

When he was not given one, LeBeouf became disorderly and used vulgar language, Chatham County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The 31-year-old was then told to leave the area but he reportedly became aggressive towards the officer.

"When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel," the police statement said. "LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behaviour continued."

LaBeouf was taken into custody at Chatham County Detention Center at around 4am, but was later released after posting a $7,000 (£5,428.50) bond.

The actor was in Savannah for filming of the independent movie The Peanut Butter Falcon, which will also feature Dakota Johnson.

The arrest was the latest in a series of run-ins with the law for LaBeouf. Most recently, he was arrested in January where a live-streamed protest against President Donald Trump broke into a fight with a man who was said to be a white supremacist.

He has also been arrested for public drunkenness in 2015 in Texas and for driving under the influence in 2008 in California.

In 2014, he was arrested in New York after disturbing a performance of "Cabaret". He later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and agreed to receive alcohol abuse treatment as part of his settlement.