'LOST' AND FINED
Actors in the hit TV show have a hard time finding the brake
Seven cast members have been cited by Honolulu police
Cast members of "Lost" meet "Hawaii 5-0."
Michelle Rodriguez (top) was arrested Nov. 24 for alleged DUI and has several speeding citations.|
Cynthia Watros: Arrested Nov. 24 in Kailua for allegedly driving drunk
Josh Lee Holloway: Allegedly going 53 mph in 35 mph zone Sept. 21
Dominic Monaghan: Allegedly going 78 mph in 55 mph zone March 10 without license
Naveen Andrews: Allegedly going 70 mph in 35 mph zone March 9
Ian J. Somerhalder: Allegedly going 74 mph in 45 mph zone March 2
Harold Perrineau Jr.: Stopped for no insurance and no safety check; later proved insurance
While "Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez has had the most high-profile run-in with Honolulu police recently, her fellow actors have had their share of traffic citations since the TV show started filming on Oahu, court records show.
Rodriguez, who is awaiting a court hearing in an alleged drunk-driving case, was ordered yesterday to pay $357 in fines and court costs for driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone on the H-2 Nov. 1.
Rodriguez and fellow "Lost" star Cynthia Watros were also arrested Nov. 24 in Kailua for suspicion of drunken driving. They were in separate cars, one behind the other, and police said they were observed driving erratically. The two were later released after they each posted $500 bail.
Court records show at least five other actors of the Emmy-award winning series, besides Rodriguez and Watros, have been pulled over by Honolulu police this year, four of them for speeding. According to state of Hawaii traffic abstracts:
» Josh Lee Holloway, who plays the part of Sawyer, was pulled over for allegedly going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone on Sept. 21.
» Dominic Monaghan, who plays Charlie, the rock musician, was pulled over on March 10 for allegedly going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone and driving without a license. Monaghan had also been pulled over for speeding on Aug. 12, 2004, clocked going 68 mph in a 45 mph zone.
» Naveen Andrews, who plays Sayid, the Iraqi, was cited for allegedly going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone on March 9, and again on Oct. 15. for going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone.
» Ian Joseph Somerhalder, who played Boone in the first season, was pulled over for speeding in Kaneohe on March 2 for allegedly going 74 mph in a 45 mph zone.
» And Harold Perrineau Jr., who plays Michael, was ticketed for having no motor vehicle insurance and no safety check during an Oct. 9 traffic stop in Honolulu. Perrineau has since provided the court with proof of his insurance and the matter has been dismissed.
But the 27-year-old Rodriguez, who plays police officer Ana Lucia Cortez, faces the most serious trouble among the cast. She is scheduled to appear in Kaneohe District Court on the drunken driving charge on Dec. 29.
At the time of the Kailua drunk-driving arrest, Rodriguez was on probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and a hit-and-run charge relating to two incidents in Los Angeles.
Officials for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office told the Star-Bulletin this month that Rodriguez could face jail time if she is found in violation of her probation because of the Oahu arrest.
Yesterday, District Judge James Dannenberg said the fine amount, $300, was high because Rodriguez has previous violations. She was also ordered to pay $57 in court costs.
She previously was fined $197 for a speeding ticket issued on Aug. 24, also in Wahiawa. In that case she was caught going 80 mph in a 50 mph zone. And on Nov. 17 a $257 bench warrant for her arrest was issued when she failed to make a court hearing for a speeding ticket issued on Oct. 20 in the Wahiawa area. In that case, she was caught going 90 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Attorney Steven Barta waived Rodriguez' appearance in Wahiawa District Court yesterday and entered a no contest plea on her behalf, saying they would accept the statutory fines. He later declined comment about the matter.
Star-Bulletin reporter Debra Barayuga contributed to this report.