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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 3, 2005

Two 'Lost' actresses failed DUI tests

By Peter Boylan
Advertiser Staff Writer

Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Watros, below, are shown in their police mug shots.

Honolulu Police Department

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Two actresses on the ABC show "Lost" had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit when they were pulled over by police and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Thursday, police said yesterday.

Michelle Rodriguez, 27, who plays Ana Lucia Cortez on the show, recorded a 0.17, more than twice the legal limit of .08, police said. Cynthia Watros, 37, who plays Libby, had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, they said.

"Lost" producer Jack Bender, through a spokesperson, yesterday declined comment.

Police arrested Rodriguez and Watros within 15 minutes of each other at Kalaniana'ole Highway and Auloa Road in Kailua after midnight Thursday.

Police said officers pulled Rodriguez and Watros over after the women, driving separate cars, were seen weaving on the Pali Highway after pulling away from a red light. Officers saw one of the women get out of her car at the red light and walk over to the other woman's car to say something before the light changed, police said.

Both women failed field sobriety tests, police said.

The arrest is not Rodriguez's first.

Rodriguez pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors in 2003 related to two different traffic incidents in Los Angeles, according to records filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

She faced the charges after being involved in a hit-and-run/property damage case, and another incident citing her for driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level above .08, the records show.

The actress was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to undergo a 30-day substance-abuse treatment program.

It is not clear what effect the arrest here could have on Rodriguez's probation. Police said the Los Angeles city attorney is requesting information about the arrest.

The driver's license of people arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants is automatically revoked. They are given a temporary license that allows them to drive, but under several restrictions.

Reach Peter Boylan at pboylan@honoluluadvertiser.com.