updated 01/10/2008 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/10/2008 AT 10:30 AM ET
Michelle Rodriguez was released from the Lynwood, Calif., jail Wednesday night after serving just 17 days of her 180-day sentence, TMZ.com reports.
The 29-year-old actress got out at 7:50 p.m., according to her official Web site.
At that time, Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell forbid an early release for Rodriguez. However, the sheriff could have had no choice but to override that order due to jail overcrowding and let her out for good behavior, legal experts say.