In this Saturday, July 8, 2017 photo released by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Actor Shia LaBeouf poses for a booking photo, in Savannah, Ga. LaBeouf has been released from a Georgia jail after posting $7,000 bond on charges of public drunkenness. In addition to the public drunkenness charge, he also was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction. Further details surrounding the arrest were not immediately available. (Chatham County Sheriff's Office via AP) Image Credit: AP

US film star Shia LaBeouf was arrested in Georgia early on Saturday after he became “aggressive” towards a police officer and was behaving in a “disorderly” fashion, authorities said.

According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, LaBeouf was arrested in the early hours after he approached a bystander and a police officer, asking for a cigarette.

It is the latest in a series of arrests for Transformers star LaBeouf, with at least one earlier incident also involving “disorderly” behaviour.

“When LaBeouf wasn’t given a cigarette, he became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present,” the police department said in a statement.

The officer told to LaBeouf to leave the area but he refused and grew aggressive, the statement read.

When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, he ran to a nearby hotel before eventually getting arrested in the lobby.

LaBeouf was charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.

LaBeouf is in Georgia to film the Peanut Butter Falcon, a movie co-starring Dakota Johnson.

Also known for films such as Disturbia (2007) and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (2013), LaBeouf was arrested in January when he allegedly grabbed and pushed a man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where the film star had set up an anti-Donald Trump installation.

LaBeouf has said the charges against him were subsequently dropped.

He was also arrested in June 2014 at a Broadway musical after causing a disturbance in the theatre.