Former Miss USA arrested for drunk driving


Former Miss USA Rima Fakih, 26, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. She initially attempted to deny her arrest with a tweet saying: “Let’s clear things up now. I’m NOT in Michigan and I’m not in jail! Wrong Fakih”. The tweet has since been deleted. Fakih faces up to 93 days in jail if convicted.
Her attorney said he did not yet know her blood alcohol level, having not seen the paperwork, although Fakih reportedly blew a .20. In Michigan, a .08 is the legal limit. Fakih was driving her friend’s car because her companion was intoxicated.
Her attorney said Fakih’s record “has not a single blemish”, and added that the beauty queen is “very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she’s in right now”. Fakih was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab-American to win in the pageant’s history.