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Miss USA Rima Fakih

Arrested on Suspicion

of Drunk Driving

12/4/2011 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rima Fakih Miss USA
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested in Michigan early Saturday for suspicion of drunken driving ... this according to an attorney for the beauty queen.

Police would not confirm the arrest -- and Fakih even tweeted yesterday she wasn't even in Michigan -- but her attorney, Donald Elder, told the Detroit Free Press, "Unfortunately she was."

Elder told the paper Fakih was "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."

As for the tweet, Fakih posted around 5:00 PM on Saturday: "Let’s clear things up now.... I’m NOT in Michigan and I’m NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih."

The tweet has since been deleted.

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31.

EarthAngel    

Wow.....great integrity :(

964 days ago
32.

Dragon Tattoo    

I agree with all the comments against drinking and driving, but if Lindsay Lohan is still out after all her issues, then this chick too deserves a break. Won't feel any different about this one sided laws until Miss Lohan does some hard time for her crimes. Laws seem to be different for the rich and famous, this has got to stop somewhere.....

964 days ago
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jwoolman    

For people wondering about her religion: her family is sort of relaxed Muslim, probably "secular Muslim" like "secular Jews" and "nominal Catholic". They identify as that religion but pretty much go their own way. She was very young when they immigrated to the USA, young enough to be nearly native born. Kids who immigrate before the age of ten generally don't have any foreign accent and are as fluent in the national language as any native. They also assimilate easily into the main culture. Anyway- there are many, many different flavors of Muslim worldwide just as there are many, many different flavors of Christian. Thinking that her family is like whatever group is ranted about on Fox News is like assuming that Catholics, Unitarians, Baptists, and Holy Rollers are all identical. Or that Jim Jones and his koolaid massacre is representative.
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I'm sure her parents aren't happy about the DUI, but really folks - no " honor killing" is on the horizon. That stuff is done only by a small fraction of people identifying as Muslim, just as most Christians don't kill their kids for biblical reasons (although some do, or come close).

964 days ago
34.

ViableV    

Drunk piece of ****!

964 days ago
35.

Rick    

I want to see the mug shot!

964 days ago
36.

Joan K    

I totally argee, itagthat, that is exactly what happens in the good old USA. You don't need a brain or an ounce of talent to get on TV and make fools out of yourself and Kate plus 8 was one of them and all of the idiots on Jersey Shore, there are many more. What happend to true talent? Can't forget all of the dmub azz Housewifes.

964 days ago
37.

lissette    

So where's the mug shot??!! It's all bs....

964 days ago
38.

john    

Rima Fakih may look or sound perhaps like she is in distress for the public,but perhaps she has reached the pinnacle of her citizenship in the Usa as an american woman now.
1.pole dancing ,check
2.wearing a tierra,check
3.drunk driving ,check
4.dressing like a slut,check

964 days ago
39.

Simone    

Wow, can you believe that? A Muslim that LIES! ! !

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A LYING MUSLIM, say it aint true.

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So sad to see what Michigan has turned into.

964 days ago
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