Former Miss USA Pleads No Contest to DUI Charges

Every case of driving under the influence of alcohol is taken very seriously. When a person chooses to get behind the wheel of a car while impaired by alcohol or drugs, they are not as able to respond to hazards that appear on the road. The government has placed the level of alcohol in the blood at 0.08%. This means that if the amount of alcohol in your blood exceeds this amount, you could be arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated.

In a recent case in Michigan, a former Miss USA, Rima Fakih, pled no contest to charges of DUI. She had been arrested for being visibly intoxicated while driving. The alleged offense had taken place in December, but Miss Fakih has stated that she was not under the influence of alcohol. However, the police who were present at her arrest have stated that her blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit of 0.08%. She was pulled over for driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone as well as for weaving in and out of traffic. Not only did they find that she was twice over the legal limit, but she had an open bottle of champagne in her vehicle.

If you were pulled over driving under the influence, your first move should be to contact a member of our legal team. Even if you believe your case to be hopeless, you do not need to plead guilty. There are ways to challenge the evidence against you and successfully get your charges dropped. By discussing your case with a Michigan OWI attorney, you could be taking the first step on the road to freedom. Contact a Michigan DUI lawyer from our respected firm today for a free case evaluation.