Miss Fakih initially denied that she had been arrested, saying it was someone else. Her lawyer later confirmed she was indeed arrested
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was busted on drunken driving charges, her lawyer said yesterday.
Doraid Elder told the Detroit Free Press that Fakih is “very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now.”
Elder said police arrested Fakih early Saturday in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park.
Fakih, 26, was born in Lebanon. She was raised in New York and moved to Michigan in 2003. Her family lives in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
She won the Miss USA Pageant in May 2010. Her reign ended this June.
She was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab American winner ever.