The actress might have to serve time behind bars for probation violation

By People Staff
October 01, 2007 02:00 PM

Actress Michelle Rodríguez could be off to jail for not completing the 30 days of community service she was ordered to do after being arrested for driving under the influence.

The 29-year-old Rodríguez made a Los Angeles court appearance last Friday to review her case. “She hasn’t shown proof of completion of her 30 days of community service,” City Attorney Frank Mateljan said to the press about the actress, who could face an undetermined amount of jail time.

Rodríguez was joined by her lawyer Richard Beada, who managed to postpone the hearing until Oct. 12. He assures that the actress of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent did in fact complete her community service, and he has two police officers as witnesses.

The actress, who has a history of breaking driving laws, was serving an extended probation term for a variety of violations.

Her first arrest was in December 2003 in Hollywood for driving under the influence and having an expired driver’s license. The second arrest happened in December 2005, when Rodríguez, who was with fellow Lost actress Cynthia Watros, 37, got taken in for driving while intoxicated in Honolulu. In 2006, she served only four hours and 20 minutes of a sentence for the second DUI arrest.