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Michelle Rodriguez's fast and furious driving is taking its toll on her bank account. The Lost star, who is currently awaiting trial on a drunken driving charge, settled a pair of traffic cases stemming from speeding violations. Rodriguez was fined $357 on Tuesday after her lawyer entered a no-contest plea on her behalf. The actress, who plays trigger-happy police officer Ana-Lucia on the hit ABC drama, had been cited for driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone in Oahu on Nov. 1. Rodriguez, who is apparently afflicted with a bit of a lead-foot, also paid a $300 fine for an earlier speeding citation she received for going 90 mph in a 35 mph zone on Oct. 20. She previously ponied up $197 for going 80 mph in a 50 mph zone on Aug. 24.
Earlier this month, the Blue Crush actress and fellow Lost star Cynthia Watros were pulled over within 15 minutes of each other and cited for drunk driving. The actresses paid $500 bail each are expected back in court on Dec. 29.
It's not the first time Rodriguez's questionable driving skills have gotten her into trouble. She previously pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors--a hit and run, driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence--stemming from two separate incidents that occurred in Los Angeles back in 2003. She was sentenced to 48 hours in jail, community service and treatment in a 30-day alcohol program, as well as three years of probation. In fact, Rodriguez's earlier legal troubles may come back to haunt her in her current DUI case. The Los Angeles City Attorney's office is investigating whether the actress' recent arrest violated the terms of her probation. If the L.A. City Attorney determines that Rodriguez did, in fact, violate her probation, the office could hold a probation revocation hearing and the actress could face the maximum penalty of six months in jail on each of her previous three charges. To be fair, Rodriguez isn't the only Lost star to have difficulty observing the Hawaiian rules of the road. Besides Rodriguez and Watros, five other members of the cast have been pulled over by police and issued citations--four of them for speeding, according to the Honolulu Star Bulletin.
Josh Holloway (Sawyer) was pulled over Sept. 21 and ticketed for allegedly going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) was pulled over on March 10 and cited for allegedly going 78 mph in a 55 mph zone and driving without a license. He was also stopped Aug. 12, 2004, for allegedly going 68 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Naveen Andrews (Sayid) was pulled over March 9 and cited for allegedly going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone on March 9, and again on Oct. 15. for going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Ian Somerhalder (Boone) was pulled over March 2 for allegedly going 74 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Harold Perrineau Jr. (Michael) was pulled over and ticketed Oct. 9 for having no motor vehicle insurance and no safety check. (The actor has since provided the court with proof of his insurance and the matter has been dismissed.) It's a good thing there aren't more cars on mystery island--with this gang of castaways behind the wheel, the Others might not seem so scary.