2:59 PM EST, December 5, 2011
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan (PIX11)
Ex-Miss USA was busted for driving drunk over the weekend, police said.
According to authorities, 2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested early Saturday in the Detroit neighborhood of Highland Park.
Fakih initially tried to deny her arrest, reports said. At around 5 a.m. Sunday, she tweeted: "Let's clear things up now... I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih."
The post has since been deleted.
Her lawyer, Doraid Elder, later confirmed the arrest, saying in a statement Sunday that Fakih was "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."
Elder, a native New Yorker, won the Miss USA Pageant in May 2010 and recently turned over her crown in June 2011. Her historic win in the pageant made her the first Arab American to ever hold the title of Miss USA.
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