- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Police say the reigning beauty queen from a Mexican state bordering South Texas could have avoided her weekend arrest for allegedly interfering with an officer.

Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Thursday that 24-year-old Barbara Falcon Prieto and a friend were arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. Falcon was charged with interfering with public duties, a class B misdemeanor.

Police were called to a Laredo bar because people in Falcon’s group were trying to leave with alcohol. Baeza said that when police tried to interview one of the men, Falcon yelled at them, pushed an officer and tried to pull his hands away. Her friend also tried to intervene when police turned their attention to Falcon, Nuestra Belleza 2013 for Tamaulipas.

The men were not arrested.

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