Miss USA 2010 Was Way Above Legal Limit
...and driving with a half-empty bottle of champagne
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Updated Dec 7, 2011 10:55 AM CST
In this March 19, 2011 photo, Miss USA Rima Fakih arrives to the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – And the story of Rima Fakih's arrest gets worse: The former Miss USA was allegedly speeding and weaving through traffic when she was pulled over about 2:15am Saturday ... with a half-empty bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne behind the driver's seat of the 2011 Jaguar she was driving. According to the police report, she also had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20%, more than twice the .08% legal limit, the AP reports.

Upon being pulled over, Fakih "immediately identified herself as Miss USA and stated that she was driving a friend's car," the report states. She also "appeared disoriented and had very slurred speech while fumbling for her purse." Yet when asked if she'd been drinking, Fakih responded, "No, not at all." As for the champagne? "I swear, I didn't know it was open," Fakih reportedly said. Click to re-acquaint yourself with Fakih's first headline-generating scandal.

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Just_Dave
Dec 7, 2011 5:03 PM CST
It's important to point out that the champagne was half full, not half empty.
YouLikeDont
Dec 7, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Future Alaskan governor for 2 years and GOP hopeful.
realtruth
Dec 7, 2011 11:12 AM CST
Double the limit and still driving aggressively and basically in control.. The girl is tough to handle herself so well.. Sounds like she needed a speeding ticket.. not a DUI.. The .08 does not apply to every Joe and Jane in the world equally. Not saying a limit is not needed.. But it is largely just a Sin Tax designed to target drinkers..