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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.
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Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was driving with a half-empty bottle of champagne and a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she was arrested on a drunken driving charge in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park, according to a police report released Tuesday.

The report obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request says the 26-year-old from Dearborn was pulled over early Saturday going 60 mph, weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes without using a turn signal.

A police officer whose name was given only as R. Kalis said the traffic stop happened about 2:15 a.m.

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The report says she was driving a black 2011 Jaguar.

Kalis reported asking for the driver's license said the "driver immediately identified herself as Miss USA and stated that she was driving a friend's car."

Kalis said Fakih "appeared disoriented and had very slurred speech while fumbling for her purse." Kalis asked Fakih if she had been drinking, and she said, "No, not at all."

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In the report, officers said they found an open and half-empty bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne on the floorboard behind the driver's seat.

"I swear, I didn't know it was open," Fakih told Kalis, according to the report.

Two breath tests showed a 0.19 percent and a 0.20 percent blood-alcohol level. Michigan law defines drunkenness at a level of 0.08 percent.

The report said Fakih was handcuffed and taken to a police station. It said she was placed in a cell "until she was sober for her safety and the safety of others."

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Police said they seized Fakih's driver's license and issued her a temporary license. She was ordered to report to court within 10 days. Besides drunken driving, Fakih also faces charges of possessing an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle and careless driving.

Phone and email messages seeking comment were left Tuesday for Fakih's lawyer, Doraid Elder. Email messages also were left for Fakih on Monday and Tuesday.

The former Miss Michigan born in Lebanon won the Miss USA Pageant in 2010 and her reign ended earlier this year.

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.

While still holding the Miss USA title, Fakih became a contestant on the USA Network's "WWE Tough Enough" show. The show started with 12 men and women competing to be professional wrestlers.

Fakih was voted off the show in the episode broadcast April 25.

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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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