Since joining the cast of Lost, Michelle Rodriguez has got in all kinds of trouble. Not only was she arrested for drink-driving, but we hear she sank the boat at the end of season one, too.
Or did she? Frankly, we're jiggered if we know anything about Lost any more, apart from the fact that the boy freaks us out so much that we have to sleep with the lights on after watching the show. Anyway, Michelle Rodriguez. She's pleaded guilty to the drink-driving charge, and she's in prison right now.
Michelle Rodriguez isn't just the surprisingly masculine one from Lost; she's also the surprisingly masculine one from Resident Evil and the surprisingly masculine one from The Fast And The Furious. That last one's important, because it was about cars and so is the reason that Michelle Rodriguez is banged up in the slammer.
Back in December, two Lost stars that we confused yokels in Britain haven't even seen yet – Cynthia Watros and Michelle Rodriguez – were arrested for drink-driving on the same stretch of road within 15 minutes of each other. A month later, Cynthia Watros apologised in court and was slapped with a 90 day driving ban. But things haven't been so rosy for Michelle Rodriguez.
Michelle Rodriguez, as all kinds of tiresome gangsters are fond of saying – has got previous. She's been in so much trouble over her driving that we'd be inclined to hitch up a tree for safety if we heard she was behind the wheel within 50 miles of us. As well as the December drink-driving charge, Michelle Rodriguez has also been charged with all kinds of speeding offences, a hit and run, another DUI charge and driving with a suspended licence.
For the December drink-driving charge, however, Michelle Rodriguez pleaded guilty and was duly thrown into prison. For almost a week. Appearing at the Kaneohe District Court in Oahu, the judge offered Michelle Rodriguez a choice between
240 hours of community service or five days in the slammer, and Rodriguez chose
the bighouse. She will also pay a $500 fine.
After sentencing, Michelle too the time to apologise for her behaviour on the night of her arrest, after reportedly telling a police officer:
"I don't fucking belong here! Why don't you just put a gun to my head a shoot me!"
Rodriguez blamed the outburst on steroids that she had been taking to counter allergies in Hawaii. She could have also blamed them for the way she looks a bit like a man, but chose not to. However, she's not out of the water yet – Michelle Rodriguez faces up to 18 months in jail for her other offences.
Now Michelle Rodriguez is in prison, maybe she can take the time to reflect on what she's done. And also what that angry floaty smoke on Lost is. Because we're stumped on that one, to be honest.
[story by Stuart Heritage]