February 16, 2020  Last Update: November 12, 2019, 4:01 pm

2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih Arrested for DUI

We started to note celebrity drug and alcohol issues before we realized just how many of those there are these days. Nonetheless, here’s another (we haven’t tired out completely yet).

This time it’s Lebanese-born Miss USA for 2010, Rima Fakih. According to celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com, Ms. Fakih was driving between friends’ houses when she was stopped by police and blew a BAC of 0.20, twice the Michigan legal limit.

Today we get comments from everywhere… Perez Hilton, Donald Trump, probably even the Lebanese ambassador had something to say to the press.

Twice the legal limit. Reports that she chose to drive because her friend was unfit to drive. Interesting, but not really so interesting from a substance abuse or addiction perspective. She sounds seriously sorry and acknowledges the mistake. She has an otherwise clean background, even more than a year after winning the Miss USA crown. One report stated she wasn’t pulled over by police, but had pulled over herself, because she realized she couldn’t drive.

The thing is, Ms. Fakih, when you’re flying with a blood alcohol level of 0.20, you can’t be trusted to decide who gets to drive.


References:

  • Perez Hilton report
  • Michigan drunk driving audits http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1645_3501_4626-27728–,00.html

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