Michelle Rodriguez Catches A Break

Posted on May 31, 2006

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Well, that certainly didn't take long. Michelle Rodriguez, who played ex-L.A. cop Ana Lucia on Lost got a really lucky break this week. She was supposed to serve 60 days in jail in Los Angeles as a result of violating her parole because of her DUI in Hawaii. Rodriguez only served 4 hours and 20 minutes of her sentence and then was let go because of jail overcrowding. After her release, she headed to the nearest bar to celebrate.

Call it a lucky break for Michelle Rodriguez: The former Lost actress was released from Los Angeles County Jail on Thursday after serving a mere four hours and 20 minutes of her two-month jail sentence. "Needless to say, our prosecutors are not happy about this," says a spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney's office. "But the sheriffs have a policy to let some nonviolent offenders go early, in part due to jail overcrowding."

Rodriguez, 27, must perform 30 days of community service and is on two years probation. The night of her release, the actress was spotted at the Tropicana Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, and on Monday night at the Hollywood club Shag. "Michelle's happy with the way things turned out," her friend, designer Anand Jon, tells PEOPLE. "She knows this wasn't a literal get-out-of-jail-free card. Michelle's taken responsibility for the past and now she's ready to focus on her career."

Michelle had previously told People that she can "see beauty in a jail cell" because she is a gypsy.

Ah, Michelle, try to stay out of trouble, girl!

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