Monday 22 January 2018

Miss USA is pulled over for drink driving with half empty champagne bottle in car

Former Miss USA Rima Fakih
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih

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 a Detroit enclave, according to police.

The report says the 26-year-old from was pulled over early Saturday going 60 mph, weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes with a turn signal.

A half empty bottle of champagne was found in the car.

The report says she was driving a black 2011 Jaguar and "immediately identified herself as Miss USA."

The former Miss Michigan was the first Arab-American winner of the Miss USA Pageant ever, winning in 2010 and her reign ended earlier this year. She was born in Lebanon and raised in New York.

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 0.19pc and a 0.20pc blood-alcohol level.

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