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Monday
Dec052011

Former Miss USA Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges

David Becker/FilmMagic(HIGHLAND PARK, Mich.) -- Rima Fakih, who earned the title of Miss USA in 2010, is now facing drunk driving charges after being arrested over the weekend in Highland Park, Michigan, according to People.com.

Fakih at first denied the arrest on her Twitter page. She tweeted on Saturday, "Let's clear things up now.  I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih."

But on Sunday, her attorney Doraid Elder confirmed the arrest, and the post was deleted.  Elder told People that Fakih's record "has not a single blemish," adding that Fakih is "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she's in right now."

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Ryan Dunn's Blood Alcohol Level Well Over Limit

J. Strauss/FilmMagic(WEST GOSHEN, Pa.) -- Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn's blood alcohol level was well over the legal limit, according to West Goshen, Pa., police who released the results of a toxicology test Wednesday.

According to a press release obtained by ABC News from the West Goshen Police Department, the county coroner determined that Dunn had a blood alcohol concentration of .196 -- more than twice the legal limit in Pennsylvania -- at the time of his death in a fiery car crash.

In 2003, the state lowered the limit from .10 to .08 and created three levels of DUI. The highest level offender is considered to have a blood alcohol level of .16 and higher.

The coroner did not detect any "drugs of abuse," the release said.

Both Dunn, 34, and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, died in the accident in the early morning hours of June 19 when his 2007 Porsche crashed in West Goshen.

Dunn's car was found in a wooded area off the road engulfed in flames.

The initial police investigation indicated that Dunn was traveling at a speed between 132 and 140 at the time of his crash. Police also say Dunn possessed a valid driver's license.

Dunn's Porsche jumped a guardrail, flew through 40 yards of trees and burst into flames, killing both Dunn and Hartwell instantly.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Dunn had received at least 23 driving citations, including 10 for speeding and careless driving, in the 13 years before his fatal car accident. According to records obtained by the Inquirer, Dunn was arrested for DUI in 2005. Charges were dropped after he completed a probationary program. His license was also suspended for more than a year.

Dunn had posted a photo online just hours before the crash that showed him and two friends drinking at a local bar, Barnaby's, in West Chester. Friends said he had six drinks before getting in his car.

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