In 2005 while filming Lost in Hawaii, Michelle Rodriguez was pulled over three separate times by Maui police (83 mph in a 55 mph, 90 mph in a 35 mph, 80 mph in a 50 mph) before finally being arrested in December for her second DUI in two years. She spent five days in jail. In 2006, she was sentenced to 260 days for violating her probation. She was released the same day. In September 2007, she failed to report for community service and was sentenced to 180 days starting December 23rd. The judge in the case ordered Rodriguez to serve her entire sentence. Sheriff Lee Baca released her today. No, not quite 180 days. TMZ says:
The judge who sentenced her for a DUI-related probation violation had ordered that she fully serve her 180-day sentence. So why did the Sheriff do it? There was a court hearing yesterday where the judge expressed her displeasure about the plan to release Rodriguez early, but ultimately said the Sheriff controlled the jail. The judge made it clear — she wanted Michelle in the slammer for her sentence. But law enforcement sources say the Sheriff felt he had to treat Rodriguez the way he treats every other female inmate. Because of severe overcrowding, the standard is to release everyone after they serve 10% of their time. Even though the judge drew the line in the sand and demanded the full nine yards, the Sheriff felt equality was more important.”
Please keep in mind that this is the same Sherriff who let Paris Hilton out early (she was later sent back). Is SAG holding this guy’s family hostage? What exactly does a celebrity have to do to stay in jail in L.A.? The judge might as well have sentenced her to 180 rides on a ferris wheel. Weeee!!!
Michelle Rodriguez drunk and swimming topless with one of her girlfriends at Sky Bar in South Beach a couple years ago (possibly NSFW):