I take back all words of encouragement for Michelle Rodriguez. When she started out her 60 day jail sentence, I had some sympathy for the young actress. I teased her, but I knew it would be a rough and trying time, much different than her pleasant 5 days spent behind bars in Hawaii. But, how much of this 60 day sentence did Michelle Rodriguez have to serve?
4 hours and 20 minutes.
Yes, she was in jail 4 hours and 20 minutes before she was released.
Celebrity favoritism rules. People reports:
"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."
Wait, what? She's happy with the way things turned out? No shit. This was not a get-out-of-jail-free card? It certainly sounds like one. Good thing she finally learned her lesson. I'm sure she'll never ever drive a car after drinking (in a place she can get caught) again. Rodriguez is shown here this weekend at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (phew, good thing she was let out in time) with Adrian Grenier. Shouldn't she have moved to France by now. If not, she should really get on that.