• Former Miss Michigan and Miss USA arrested in Detroit suburb

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    Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was speeding and weaving through traffic with an open bottle of  Moet & Chandon champagne and a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she was arrested in Highland Park, according to a police report released Tuesday.

    The arrest report  obtained through a Freedom of Information Act says the 26-year-old from Dearborn was pulled over early Saturday going 60 mph, weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes without using a turn signal.

    The arresting police officer  R. Kalis said the traffic stop happened about 2:15 a.m.

    Kalis reported asking for the driver’s license said the “driver immediately identified herself as Miss USA and stated that she was driving a friend’s car.”

    Kalis said Fakih “appeared disoriented and had very slurred speech while fumbling for her purse.” Kalis asked Fakih if she had been drinking, and she said, “No, not at all.”

    In the report, officers said they found an open and half  empty bottle of champagne on the floorboard behind the driver’s seat.

    Two breath tests showed a 0.19 percent and a 0.20 percent blood-alcohol level.

    Born in Lebanon the former Miss Michigan  won the Miss USA Pageant in 2010, her reign ended June 19, 2011 and she was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab American winner ever.

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