Fakih strikes plea deal in DUI case

The disgraced pageant queen was arrested in Detroit, Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving on 3 December (11) and, according to cops, Fakih had a half-empty bottle of wine behind her driver’s seat and a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.

On Wednesday (11Apr12) she struck a deal with prosecutors – just hours before she was due to stand trial for the incident – and agreed to plead no contest to the misdemeanour charge. In return, lawyers dropped the more serious count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

If convicted, Fakih faces up to 93 days behind bars when she is sentenced on 9 May (12), according to TMZ.com.

The 26-year-old beauty was the first Arab American to be crowned Miss USA back in 2010.