Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rima Fakih, first Arab-American Miss USA, arrested for driving with high blood-alcohol level

DETROIT, MI – Former Miss USA was arrested by police for drunken driving in Detroit. Police found blood-alcohol level doubled the legal limit when she was stopped for over speeding and weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes with a turn signal.

Rima Fakih: First Arab-American Miss USA
Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American winner of Miss USA Pageant ever, was driving a black 2011 Jaguar and "immediately identified herself as Miss USA." Police also recovered a half-filled bottle of champagne from her car.

The 26-year-old Ms. Fakih was born in Lebanon and raised in New York. She won the title of Miss USA in 2010 representing as Miss Michigan. She was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993.

According to police report a half-full wine bottle was on the floorboard behind the driver's seat. Blood-alcohol level of 0.19pc and a 0.20pc was resulted in two breath tests by police, report said further.

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