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'Lost's' Eko arrested in Hawaii on traffic charge

Akinnuoye-Agbaje cited for disobeying an officer, driving without a license
/ Source: The Associated Press

Police arrested actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje of the ABC television series "Lost" in Waikiki for a traffic violation.

Police arrested the actor, who plays Mr. Eko on "Lost," at 2:25 a.m. Saturday for disobeying a police officer and driving without a license.

The 39-year-old paid $500 bail and was released after spending a little more than six hours in jail.

He is the third "Lost" cast member to be arrested for traffic violations in Hawaii, where the series is filmed.

In November 2004, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were arrested for drunken driving.

Both pleaded guilty last year. Watros, who played Libby, had her license suspended for 90 days, paid a $312 fine, and was ordered to undergo alcohol assessment and counseling.

Rodriguez, who had a previous drunken-driving conviction in Los Angeles and two speeding tickets in Honolulu, was sentenced to five days in jail and $357 in fines. She also spent a day in jail in California after her probation was revoked.

Rodriguez' character, Ana Lucia, was written out of the series.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is scheduled for a District Court appearance on Sept. 26.

His character on Lost is a former African drug lord who took on the identity of a Roman Catholic priest.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje played a lead role in the movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. He has also appeared in "The Mummy Returns," "The Bourne Identity," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" and "Congo."