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Rima Fakih, former Miss USA, gets probation in DUI case

Miss Michigan Rima Fakih competes in bathing suit portion of the Miss USA 2010 pageant, May 16, 2010 in Las Vegas. AP Photo

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Miss Michigan Rima Fakih competes in bathing suit portion of the Miss USA 2010 pageant, May 16, 2010 in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, has been sentenced to probation and community service in a Michigan drunken driving case.

Pictures: Tarnished Tiaras
Pictures: Former Miss USA Rima Fakih arrested

The 26-year-old former beauty queen avoided the possibility of jail time during Wednesday's hearing in Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit. Judge William McConico put her on six months' probation, ordered 20 hours of community service and said she must pay $600 in fines and costs.

Fakih also must attend an alcohol safety class. She pleaded no contest last month to driving while visibly impaired.

Although she said she wasn't drinking on the night of her arrest in December, two police breath tests put Fakih's blood alcohol content at more than twice the legal limit.

The former Miss Michigan was crowned Miss USA in 2010.

  • Crimesider Staff

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