Former Miss USA Rima Fakih Speaks About Her DUI
Former Miss USA, Rima Fakih says she's ready to get real about the night police say she drove drunk. But when it comes to the tough questions, she's not so open.
INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked, "Were you drinking and driving?"
Fakih responded, "You know what, I will not make any comment on that."
The 26-year-old beauty queen captured the Miss USA crown in 2010, becoming the second Arab-American ever to win the pageant. She's speaking out for the first time since her arrest for drunken driving just three weeks ago.
Fakih said, "I brought my family back to Detroit because I'm living in Los Angeles and thought I'd stay the weekend, went out with my friends, and ran into other friends, and thought that I was being responsible by driving someone home who I thought was too intoxicated to drive."
It was after 2a.m. when police pulled her over. According to the police report, obtained by INSIDE EDITION she was speeding and weaving through traffic in a black Jaguar with an uncorked, half-empty bottle of champagne under the drivers seat.
Trent confronted Fakih about her blood-alcohol content.
Trent said, "according to police, you had a blood-alchol level of twice the legal limit."
Fakih responded by saying "I am not at liberty to speak much about it, it's still pending. I can tell you this though, I'm not guilty."
This isn't the first time Fakih, who's Muslim, has felt the glare of the spotlight. During her reign as Miss USA, a photo surfaced of her taking a pole dancing class. She makes no excuses for her lifestyle.
Fakih said, "In my opinion you should live every day like it's the best day of your life, it's just part of what I do. I'm not saying that I drink everyday or have liquor to have fun. But this is who I am."