Michelle Rodriguez Gets 60 Days in Jail

After doing time for a DUI, the Lost actress is sentenced for violating probation

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Lost actress Michelle Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 days in Los Angeles County jail Monday for violating her probation.

Judge Rex Heeseman, without fanfare, read off Rodriguez’s other sanctions, including a 30-day alcohol rehabilitation program and an extension of her probation by two years. Her sentence is to start no later than May 31.

A solemn-looking Rodriguez and her attorneys left without making comment, but in New York City late last week, the actress told PEOPLE, “I’m a gypsy. I can see beauty in a jail cell.”

Prosecutors had charged that the actress’s arrest last year in Oahu, Hawaii, for drunken driving violated a probation term she was already serving for other driving-related charges in L.A.

Last month, Rodriguez, 27, was sentenced to five days in an Oahu jail for her December 1, 2005, DUI arrest on the island. She was released April 28 after serving just 65 hours, because the time she’d spent in custody after her arrest counted toward her sentence.

In June 2004, she had been placed on three years’ probation after pleading no contest to charges, including DUI and driving with a suspended license, stemming from two separate incidents in the Hollywood area in 2003.

She was also sentenced to 48 hours in jail, community service and a 30-day alcohol program.

As for her Hawaii arrest last year, Rodriguez and Lost castmate Cynthia Watros were both charged with drunken driving after they were pulled over in separate cars within 15 minutes of each other.

Watros pleaded guilty in January. She was fined and ordered to undergo an alcohol assessment and counseling. Rodriguez pleaded guilty in April and chose jail time over performing 240 hours of community service. She was also fined $500.

Both Rodriguez’s and Watros’s characters were recently killed off on Lost.

With reporting by Saryn Chorney

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