Dethroned Mess Nevada Cops a Plea

4/9/2008 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our favorite beauty queen has pleaded no contest to a laundry list of traffic violations. In exchange, she won't be competing in a prison pageant.

Cops busted Katie Rees after she allegedly assaulted an officer in Vegas around 3:00 AM on February 6. She copped to speeding, operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance and driving with an expired registration, a suspended license and suspended registration. Whew!

The 23-year-old trashtastic was ordered to pay more than $1,000 fines. She had been facing up to six months in the slammer.

The Miss USA pageant stripped Rees of her title after racy pictures showed up, well, here.