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Former 'Lost' Star Michelle Rodriguez Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail


Former ABC TV drama Lost star, Michelle Rodriguez, was sentenced on October 10 to six months in jail for failure to complete community service and alcohol monitoring as part of her probation from a previous drunk driving arrest.

The 29-year-old actress appeared before Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell, who according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office ordered her to report to the county jail on Dec. 24.

City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said Rodriguez "admitted violation of her probation by failing to provide proof of community service and by consuming alcohol three times while wearing an alcohol monitoring device." He added "she did file a document that said she completed community service on September 25, but we obtained evidence that she was in New York that day."

The document was required as part of 30 days of court-ordered community service stemming from Rodriguez' violating probation in a 2003 drunken driving case.

Mateljan said Mitchell ordered Rodriguez to complete the community service cleaning streets and highways, and prohibited her from being granted early release for work furlough or electronic monitoring.

Rodriguez' attorney did not immediately return calls on Wednesday.

The former star of Lost was on three years' probation after pleading no contest to hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license, and drunken driving in connection with two incidents in Hawaii in 2003. She violated her probation when she was arrested on Hawaii on a drunken driving charge in 2005.

Rodriguez was ordered to serve 60 days behind bars, but served less than a day due to jail overcrowding in May 2006. She was then ordered to perform community service and remain on probation until June 2009.

Rodriguez appeared on one season of the ABC TV drama Lost. Her other screen credits include The Fast and the Furious, Blue Crush, and Girlfight. Her latest film, Battle In Seattle, is scheduled to open in December.

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