By Kerrie Mitchell
February 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM EST

Danelle Hayes, an American Idol hopeful who earned a ticket to Hollywood, ended up not making the trip because of her probation for a previous drunk driving charge. The Seattle Times reports that Hayes told station Q13 Fox in Seattle that she had a seven year deferred prosecution for drunk driving and producers didn’t want to get clearance with her probation officer every time she needed to leave the state.