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Image: Miss Michigan Rima Fakih reacts after being crowned Miss USA during the 2010 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas
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Miss Michigan Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA in 2010.
updated 12/5/2011 9:35:58 AM ET 2011-12-05T14:35:58

A lawyer for ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih says police in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park arrested his client on a drunken driving charge.

Doraid Elder tells the Detroit Free Press that Fakih is "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."

Story: Miss California Alyssa Campanella crowned Miss USA 2011

Elder says police arrested Fakih early Saturday.

The 26-year-old Fakih was born in Lebanon. She was raised in New York and moved to Michigan in 2003. Her family lives in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

Slideshow: Californian wins Miss USA 2011 (on this page)

She won the Miss USA Pageant in May 2010. Her reign ended June 19, 2011.

She was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab-American winner ever.

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Photos: 2011 Miss USA

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  1. There she is ...

    Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, is crowned as the 2011 Miss USA by Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Friends to the end

    Madeline Mitchell, left, Miss Alabama, walks away as Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, right, and Miss Tennessee, Ashley Elizabeth Durham learn one of them woujd win the crown. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Pot? Not!

    Asked about her opinion about legalizing marijuana, Campanella told judges that while there may be some legitimate medical uses, she remains "a little bit against it." (Steve Marcus / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Breaking news: You won!

    First runneer up Miss Tennessee, Ashley Elizabeth Durham looks on as Campanella, her close friend, learns she won the competition. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Stage full of beauties

    Miss USA hosts Andy Cohen, left, and Giuliana Rancic introduce the contestants at the start of the nationally televised pageant. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Making the cut

    Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, second from left, reacts after learning that she was a finalist in the 2011 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Star-studded event

    Tinie Tempah performs during the evening gown competition. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Moving on up

    Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell, Miss Hawaii Angela Byrd, Miss California Alyssa Campanella and Miss Maryland Allyn Rose react after making the semi-final cut. (Steve Marcus / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Lady in red

    Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, is introduced as one of the quarterfinals. She wore a teal, sequine dress during the evening competition. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. 3rd runner up

    Ana Christina Rodriguez, Miss Texas, adeptly fielded a question inspired by the sexting scandal that brought down a Member of Congress. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Fan favorite

    Miss New Mexico Brittany Toll made it to the quarter finals because of an online vote, and then was ranked first among online fans in the swimsuit compettion. She failed, however, to make it to the semi-finals. (Patrick Prather / Miss Universe Organization via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Swimsuit competition

    Alyssa Campanella shows off swimwear by designer Kandy Wrappers during the swimsuit competition. (Patrick Prather / Miss Universe Organization via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Aloha!

    Miss Hawaii USA 2011 Angela Byrd, shown during the swimsuit competition, made it to the semi-final round. (Darren Decker / Miss Universe Organization via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Pageant preview show

    Contestants perform during the 2011 Miss USA Presentation Show, which was held the night before the televised finale. (Darren Decker / Miss Universe Organization via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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