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Miss USA Rima Fakih

Strikes Plea Deal in DUI Case

4/11/2012 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0411_fakih_detroit_court_subDisgraced former Miss USA Rima Fakih struck a deal with Michigan prosecutors in her DUI case this morning ... just hours before she was due to stand trial for the December incident.

Fakih pled no contest to misdemeanor driving while visibly impaired ... stemming from her arrest in Detroit on December 3. In exchange, prosecutors have agreed to drop the more serious charge of operating while intoxicated.

After court, Fakih said, "You learn, you pay your price for making mistakes and you move on. I'm very happy I can put this behind me."

Sentencing is scheduled for May 9 -- Fakih faces up to 93 days behind bars.

As we previously reported, cops say Fakih was disoriented and was slurring her speech after she was pulled over for speeding and weaving through traffic in Dec. 

Cops also say Fakih's blood alcohol level was more than DOUBLE the legal limit ... and claim she had a half-empty bottle of wine on the floorboard behind the driver's seat.

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PPC    

Next time she decides to get wasted, she can stay at my place anytime. She is rather ghetto, but very attractive.

933 days ago
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KENDRA    

These people with all this damn money can't flag down a freakin' taxi? I make peanuts and I make friends with all of the taxi drivers in LA.

933 days ago
18.

Superman    

I hope she gets the 93 days. She's too immoral and dumb to have learned her lesson without a long jail sentence.

933 days ago
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USArmy    

How about treating these people like you do everyone else? Double the limit and she skates on that? This is not justice!

933 days ago
20.

izandroro    

go ahead and put it behind you

we aren't

933 days ago
21.

Jody    

This is precisely why so many people are killed by drunk drivers. These damn prosecutors need to stop giving deals. There should be one charge and it is a felony from the start. You go to jail on the first one and if you get more you spend years behind bars, not minutes.

933 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

If you wanna see what Jamie Foxx and Selena Gomez would like 15yrs from now, there you have it.

933 days ago
23.

Duke Steele    

The DUI was dropped because as a muslim she is not supposed to drink alcohol. If they pressed the issue then the muslim community would be saying its because shes one of them and they would start freaking out. Thats the reason and no one should doubt that. No one has the balls to tell them that our laws apply to everyone so don't think you're anyone special. This is AMERICA not some sand pit.

933 days ago
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tina    

I like how they put "disgraced" in this article. Thats typical, considering she is Arabic and TMZ is mostly Jewish people.

933 days ago
25.

chicagannie    

Isn't Rima the slutty one who was doing the pole dancing in booty shorts - the video came out after she became Miss USA?

A slut and a drunk....I'm sure her parents are so proud...

933 days ago
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