HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) – UPDATE – An attorney for Rima Fakih has confirmed to WWJ that the former Miss USA was arrested by Highland Park Police on Saturday morning for allegedly drinking and driving.
A message on Fakih’s Twitter page had denied the arrest. Her attorney, Doraid Elder, says – at this time – it’s not clear who sent that tweet. He said Fakih, who has never had a blemish on her record, is very upset with herself over this matter.
Earlier Report: Highland Park Police say former Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested for allegedly drinking and driving Saturday morning.
Authorities say they took her into custody at 2:15 a.m. Saturday near Woodward and Glendale and have charged her with operating while impaired.
Fakih was released at about 4 p.m. But Fakih tweeted out at about 4:55 p.m. Saturday that she wasn’t in jail, and wasn’t in the state.
Her public relations person has not responded to e-mails.
Fakih represented Michigan in the Miss USA pageant.
She is from Dearborn and was the first Muslim Miss USA.