Lost Stars Have Need for Speed
At least seven actors on the ABC show have hit serious traffic snarls in Hawaii
Lost stars Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were arrested on Nov. 30 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where the show is filming its second season. But the two actresses apparently aren’t alone when it comes to driving off course with the law, according to traffic records obtained by the Honolulu Star Bulletin.
The records reveal that, in addition to Rodriguez and Watros, at least five other stars of the Emmy-winning ABC series have been pulled over by Honolulu police this year. Four of the alleged incidents involved speeding.
Those cited, according to the newspaper’s perusal of state of Hawaii traffic abstracts:
• Josh Holloway (who plays Sawyer on the show), for allegedly driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone on Sept. 21
• Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), for allegedly going 78 mph in a 55-mph zone and driving without a license on March 10. The previous August, he was also pulled over for driving 68 mph in a 45-mph zone
• Naveen Andrews (Sayid), for allegedly going 70 mph in a 35-mph zone on March 9, and for going 42 mph in a 25-mph zone on Oct. 15
• Ian Joseph Somerhalder (Boone in season one), for allegedly going 74 mph in a 45-mph zone on March 2
• Harold Perrineau Jr. (Michael), for having no car insurance and no safety check during an Oct. 9 traffic stop in Honolulu. Perrineau has since provided the court with the necessary documents and the case has been dismissed, the Star-Bulletin reports.
The most serious case involves Rodriguez (police officer Ana Lucia Cortez on the show), who is slated to appear in Kaneohe District Court on Dec. 29. At the time of her arrest she 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. If found in violation on her previous counts, Rodriguez faces a maximum of 18 months in an L.A. County Jail, PEOPLE reported Dec. 2.
The actress’s attorney, Steven Barta, waived her appearance in court this week and entered a no contest plea on her behalf, saying they would accept the statutory fines of $357 and $300, the Star-Bulletin reports. There was no further comment.