'Lost' star sentenced to program 0
Matthew Fox (Reuters files)
Former Lost star Matthew Fox will avoid a spell behind bars if he completes a court diversion program.
The actor was banned from driving and drinking alcohol for a year after striking a plea deal in his DUI case last week.
The Lost star was charged with two misdemeanours, driving under the influence and driving without a licence, after he was pulled over by police in Bend, Oregon in the early hours of May 4.
The actor wasn't required to appear in court in Bend on Tuesday, when Circuit Judge Roger de Hoog handed out his sentence.
Deputy District Attorney Cliff Lu tells People.com, "He has to go to an evaluator for alcohol (abuse) and complete any recommended treatment program.
"(The charge) is certain to be dismissed (if Fox completes the program in a year)."