‘Lost’ actress could face jail after DUI
Michelle Rodriguez is on probation after charges in California
One of the two actresses from the ABC series "Lost" arrested for drunken driving in Kailua early Thursday could face jail time in California because of other traffic arrests in 2003.
HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michelle Mayte Rodriguez
, 27, left, and Cynthia M. Watros
, 37, are shown in police mug shots after being arrested Thursday.
Thursday's incident is the second drunken-driving arrest for Michelle Mayte Rodriguez, who is on probation after pleading no contest to DUI, driving with a suspended license and a hit-and-run charge during two separate incidents in Los Angeles. Officials for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said they are investigating whether Rodriguez is in violation of her probation.
"Potentially, she could face six months in jail for each misdemeanor charge," said Frank Mateljan, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office spokesman. "Right now, we're in the process of contacting authorities in Hawaii to get a copy of the police report, in order to make a determination if a probation violation hearing is warranted."
Rodriguez, 27, and Cynthia M. Watros, 37, were driving separate cars and heading toward Honolulu along Kalanianaole Highway around midnight when they were noticed by police because one of them had gotten out of her car to talk to the other while at a stoplight, according to police reports.
Officers saw the two continue driving and weaving along the road, police said.
Police said officers stopped both actresses near Auloa Road and arrested them under suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, after both failed field sobriety tests.
A source close to the investigation said Watros had a .1 percent blood alcohol level while Rodriguez had .14 percent blood alcohol level, almost double the legal level of .08 percent.
According to the source, both cooperated with officers during their arrest, and no one knew they were Hollywood stars until they arrived at the Kailua Police Station for processing.
Rodriguez was released at 2:45 a.m. after she posted $500 bail, as did Watros later at 3:30 a.m.
Both actresses are second-season additions to the cast of "Lost" and play the newly discovered survivors of the tail section of the airplane that apparently crashed on the other side of a remote island.
Rodriguez plays police officer Ana Lucia Cortez, and Watros plays a therapist known as Libby. Watros is listed as living in Lanikai, while Rodriguez has a residence on the North Shore.