Lost Star Kim Escapes Jail
LATEST: LOST star DANIEL DAE KIM has escaped jail after a judge sentenced him to community service following his drink-driving arrest last year (07).
The actor - who plays Jin-Soo Kwon in the hit series - was detained in Honolulu, Hawaii in October (07) after police spotted him driving erratically.
Kim pleaded no contest to driving under the influence (DUI) charges at a Hawaii court on Friday (12Sep08).
He has been ordered to serve 72 hours of community service and pay a $500 (GBP270) fine as well as $212 (GBP115) in court costs. Kim's driver's licence has also been suspended for six months.
After the hearing Kim, 40, insisted he had learnt his lesson, telling reporters, "I'm just grateful and relieved that this matter has been resolved. It's been a pretty difficult time for my family and me. But I'm glad I had a chance to take responsibility for my mistake."
DUI incidents have plagued the Lost cast in Hawaii - castmates Cynthia Watros and Michelle Rodriguez both pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in January 2006 and April 2007 respectively.