Police: Ex-Miss USA was above legal alcohol limit
DETROIT – Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park, according to a police report released Tuesday.
The report obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request says the 26-year-old from Dearborn was pulled over early Saturday going 60 mph, weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes with a turn signal.
The report says she was driving a black 2011 Jaguar and "immediately identified herself as Miss USA."
The former Miss Michigan born in Lebanon won the Miss USA Pageant in 2010 and her reign ended earlier this year.
She won the Miss USA Pageant in May 2010. Her reign ended June 19, 2011. She was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab American winner ever.
In the report, officers said a half-full wine bottle was on the floorboard behind the driver's seat. Two breath tests showed a 0.19 percent and a 0.20 percent blood-alcohol level.
Michigan law defines drunkenness at a level of 0.08 percent.
Phone and email messages were left for Fakih and her lawyer on Tuesday.