The television show “Lost” was a hit in the mid-2000s. It captivated audiences with its cliffhanger each week.
But two of its stars were found right where they belong after their arrests for drunk driving — in front of police mugshot cameras.
Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were both featured actresses on the show. In December 2015, the two were driving separate cars in Honolulu, Hawaii, and were pulled over within minutes of each other on suspicion of drunk driving, according to the Associated Press.
They were arrested as “Lost” filmed on location in Hawaii.
The duo was taken to booking, where their mugshots became tabloid fodder as both had red-blood shot eyes in their pictures.
Watros — who appeared on shows such as “Titus” and “Guiding Light” before the ABC-hit — immediately took responsibility for the mistake. She admitted her error and a month later pleaded guilty to drunk driving, according to People.
She was sentenced to undergo alcohol assessment and submit to counseling, People reported. Watros also paid a $312 fine and had her driver’s license suspended for 90 days.
Watros apologized to the judge for her arrest, People noted, and then outside the courtroom said, “I’m extremely grateful to the people of Hawaii for their love and support, thank you.”
For Rodriguez, the arrest was a bit tricker. She was on probation at the time in California for other driving offenses and prosecutors sought to have her probation revoked.
She also failed to complete community service obligations in California, according to Reuters.
That led a California judge to sentence her to six months behind bars, Reuters noted. The star reported to jail in December 2007 and was ordered to serve the full term.
The arrest didn’t stop either actress’ career though they have hardly become superstars. Watros went on to appear in various movies and TV shows. She has since returned to the world of soaps, appearing regularly on “General Hospital.”
Rodriguez has served in a variety of TV shows but is most known for her role as “Letty Ortiz” in the “Fast & Furious Franchise.” She is set to appear in the 2023 and 2024 sequels of the franchise.
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