Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, pleaded no contest Wednesday in a Michigan drunken driving case. ...
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[Location - :Highland Park, Mich]Date[Source:AP][VO:Fakih in court][INSERT: Wire Copy]Former Miss USA Rima Fakih (REE'-mah fah-KEE') has pleaded no contest in her drunken driving case.[Notes:still of fakih]The 2010 winner and first Arab-American to claim the beauty crown was arrested in December when police breath tests put her blood alcohol content at over twice the legal limit. SOT Rima Fakih, Former Miss USANow I'm just going to move on and learn my lessons.[Notes:VO of Fakih walking in court complex]Fakih has said she wasn't drinking the night of her arrest, however an open bottle of champagne was found behind the driver's seat.[Notes:Still of fakih]Police also say she was going 60 in a 30 mile per hour zone and was weaving in and out of traffic.Still she says she hopes the incident won't spoil future homecomings.SOT Fakih"This is home. This is where I come back to remember who Rima Fakih is. And it's always nice to drive through Dearborn. And this is where my family is."[Notes:VO of walk in and at podium]A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.That will take place May 9th when she faces a maximum of 93 days in jail._______ The Associated Press(****END****)