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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - W. Otis Culpepper
Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, avoided jail during sentencing Wednesday in her Michigan drunken driving case, an experience she described as "very humbling."
Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, pleaded no contest Wednesday in a Michigan drunken driving case.
A Michigan beauty queen who made headlines two years ago by becoming the first Arab-American crowned Miss USA will stand trial in March on a drunken-driving charge unless a plea deal is reached, a judge said Wednesday.
She was asked Wednesday about her previous denial, but Fakih's lawyer, W. Otis Culpepper, said he didn't think it was "fair to revisit what went on that night."
Fakih will "get back to California and get on with being a Hollywood kind of person," Culpepper said.