Police: Former Miss USA Arrested For Drinking & Driving

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.

  • Miss UDI

    Another example of beauty and brains being incompatible. Also another example of how quick fame eludes human vanity. Train your intellect for a life time of reward and distinction.

  • Woody McBreairty

    Miss USA means Miss Using Some Alcohol, didn’t you know?

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