Rima Fakih Sentenced On DUI Charges; Says She Doesn’t Have A Drinking Problem

Former Miss USA and WWE Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih was sentenced to six months probation, 20 hours community service and more than $600 in fines and court costs today after pleading “no contest” to DUI charges in Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press covered the sentencing and quoted Fakih from her appearance in court. Below is an excerpt from their coverage:

“My intention was not to drive drunk and put a lot of people in danger,” Fakih said. “It was very humbling and I had a lot of people by my side — family and friends — and you learn who’s there for you.”

Fakih added that she does not have a drinking problem.

“My first drink was at a graduation party when I was 23 years old,” Fakih said. “I was not growing up drinking.”

Judge William McConico ordered Fakih to report to probation immediately. Click here for coverage by the Detroit Free Press.

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  • Matt

    I live in Michigan and am, like Fakih, grateful for the ways the court is forgiving to first time offenders. If this happens again though, she's seeing jail. Let's hope she did learn her lesson.

  • JFetch

    No drinking problem huh? That must have been someone else dancing on the table drunk on Tough Enough.

  • Matt

    Screw that. Throw her in jail. Anyone who drinks and drives deserves punishment. Even a first time offense.

  • Avenger

    Isnt she a muslim?

  • Matt

    How am I getting thumbs down for that? It's not yourself your putting in danger. How often do drunk drivers kill people and they don't get hurt? Every time.

    • Terra Ryzing

      So in your world no one is allowed to make a mistake because you, their ruler, is perfect in every way.

  • MonstaHeel 450

    Rima should be lucky that: A) She didnt kill nobody. B) she got only probation; but PLEASE make sure you complete community service, or else you definitely see jailtime. (Trust me on that) and C) she got lots of support throughout the ordeal. As far as not havin a drinking problem, she'd might wanna look in to that denial thing b4 it actually becomes one.

    And wait yeah…. She is a muslim, right? wtf? Guess they do "drink" huh? Denial…. like I said…..