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Lost stars in drink-drive hearing
Michelle Rodriguez
Rodriguez, 27, appeared in the film The Fast and the Furious
Lawyers for two actresses from US TV drama Lost have represented their clients in a Hawaiian court on separate drink-driving charges.

Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were stopped on the same road within minutes of each other on 1 December.

Ms Watros' lawyer told Kaneohe District court on Thursday that her client, who plays Libby, will plead guilty to drunk driving at a hearing on 12 January.

Ms Rodriguez, star of The Fast and the Furious, will face trial on 30 March.

Traffic offences

Police said both women failed on-the-spot sobriety tests after their vehicles were seen moving erratically in Kailua.

They were later released on $500 (290) bail each.

Ms Watros' lawyer, Lanson Kupau, told the court that Ms Watros, who was not present, will take "full responsibility" at the hearing next month.

Cynthia Watros
Watros, 37, will plead guilty next month, her lawyer said

In an interview, he said: "She made a mistake. She's very remorseful and she wants to take responsibility for her actions

"She realises, understands and appreciates the seriousness of the charges. We will co-operate and she will take responsibility."

Ms Rodriguez's lawyer Steve Barta had no comment following the hearing.

Last week, prosecutors in California filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court to revoke Ms Rodriguez's probation because of her drink-driving arrest in Hawaii.

In June 2004 she pleaded no contest to three traffic offences: hit and run, drink-driving and driving with a suspended licence, in Los Angeles.

Ms Rodriguez - who plays Ana Lucia in the series - is serving a three-year probation term after completing a three-month alcohol programme.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles will ask the court on 24 January to schedule a probation violation hearing.

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