December 5, 2011 – Former Miss USA, Rima Fakih, may soon be facing driving under the influence charges after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence this past weekend in Highland Park, Michigan. The 26 year old beauty queen reportedly tried to initially deny this allegation by tweeting on Saturday: “Let’s clear things up now…. I’m NOT in Michigan and I’m NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih.” However Ms. Fakih’s attorney, Doraid Elder, confirmed her arrest on Sunday and stated she is “very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now.”
In May 2010, Fakih became the first Arab American to ever win the Miss USA title, as well as, the first Miss Michigan to win since 1993. Controversy is not something new for Fakih. The day after winning her Miss USA title, photos surfaced of her participating in a “Stripper 101” contest at a Detroit, Michigan gentlemen’s club just 3 years prior. She also faced scrutiny for her late-night partying while reining queen.
Police have offered no details into her recent arrest. Attorney Elder stresses that the arrest was based solely on mere allegations. Highland Park police will continue further investigation in the coming weeks.
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