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Miss Arizona Teen USA

Okay Fine, I Was BUZZED

Before DUI Arrest

6/27/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Miss Arizona Teen USA Tori Vance -- who pled "not guilty" to DUI last week after her recent arrest -- is now admitting ... she DID have something to drink before cops busted her behind the wheel last month.

Tori was out shopping in L.A. yesterday with a beauty pageant buddy when she gave us the blow-by-blow -- saying, "I was coming from Rosa Mexicana. It was Cinco de Mayo. So I shouldn't have been driving. I know better."

Tori added, "I didn't even give it a thought and I had something to drink."

QUICK REMINDER -- TORI IS ONLY 18 YEARS OLD.

After leaving the restaurant, Tori said she pulled an illegal U-turn and -- just her luck -- a cop car was right behind her. The giant sombrero she was wearing at the time probably didn't help her case.

As we reported, Tori pled "not guilty" -- but our guess ... her lawyer's are currently hammering out a plea deal with prosecutors. Tori's due back in court July 25th.

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ihateskanks    

IMO she's doing a perfect representation of today's American teenagers. Almost every 18yr old has tasted booze or has gotten drunk.

850 days ago
17.

Jordan    

It sounds like Rosa Mexicana is serving underage people.

850 days ago
18.

Alex    

18 years old only...LOL AMERICA.

850 days ago
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Majestik    

Are we going to be getting a rebuttal soon from Rosa Mexicana? Now that she's named the place she drank underage I'm sure all the other restaurants will just be clamouring to her table to serve her. Geez.

850 days ago
20.

Matt     

I'm sure TMZ wussies probably reported her, since they are the moral compass of our times.

850 days ago
21.

Tigers Wood    

Problem is this is never going to end with drunk drivers, its just a business for the courts and other agencies to get more money and hire more people.
Bars need to be held more accountable for providing to much alcohol to people. But that will not happen because of greed.
Auto manufacturers cried because they said they would go broke by putting in seat belts, but they did not go broke.
So, just add a device to the auto's that will stop drunk drivers in driving in the first place. Saves lives and saves all the all the money and resources needed to stop drunk drivers.

850 days ago
22.

DaveT    

It's only illegal when you're 21 :D

850 days ago
23.

Chris    

If the judge allows a plea after this admission of guilt then there is no hope for Cal Justice. She admitting to drinking while underage. That could cause the bar to lose their liquor license. She admitted to DUI while still trying to work out a deal with the DA, and she thinks that because everyone does U turns in LA that she is not breaking the law. Take her title, do not give a plea deal, and teach this child a lesson.

850 days ago
24.

Telstar    

In other news, dozens of other area girls were cited for the same reason. However, they are not as photogenic.

850 days ago
25.

Turk182    

She's truly a freaking idiot! There is NO HOPE for our world with these clueless teenagers! If you're not smart enough to realize drinking and driving is not only illegal, but down-right STUPID, then you deserve to be prosecuted to the FULLEST EXTENT of the law!

850 days ago
26.

Simone    

Any 18 year old who claims they didn't give it a thought ordering drinks in a restaraunt is a lying b!tch.

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But we already know this Vance person is a lying b!tch from her previous lies about not drinking.

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Hey Vance B!tch....... which person in your family would you like to se KILLED TODAY by a dui driver?

850 days ago
27.

K    

Stupid bitch

850 days ago
28.

mikeman    

what's up with all these underage "celebrities" getting served drinks at bars? i hope someone sees this story and investigates that place.

850 days ago
29.

Geoffrey    

Boy are they dumb or what. The girl in the green really seems to be an airhead. DUI is NOT even a funny subject as I lost my friend in April due to a drunk driver. TMZ, don't give these airheads attention. THey just want the publicity and nothing more. Their 15 minutes is up.

850 days ago
30.

Taterbug1962    

Well, she is young so maybe that's a good excuse. Maybe she can text something more intelligently. By the way.....why is this news? (and why did I comment?). Me bad..

850 days ago
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