Former Michigan beauty queen and winner of Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih, reached a plea deal in her drunken driving case on Wednesday.
Fakih pleaded no contest to the prosecutors' charge that she was driving while visibly impaired. A trial had been planned before the 30th District Court Judge Brigette Officer in Highland Park, a town near Detroit, reported the Associated Press.
Pleading no contest is not an admission of guilt. However, it is treated like a guilty plea during the sentencing hearing.
Earlier today, she wrote on Twitter asking people to keep her in their prayers.
Today is the big day...pray for me guys! Love u, she wrote on her Twitter account.
On Dec. 3, 2011, the 26-year-old was arrested in Highland Park, Mich. while driving with a friend to another person's house. As previously reported, Fakih's blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.
After spending a night in jail, Fakih went on Twitter to deny the charges against her.
Let's clear things up now.... I'm NOT in Michigan and I'm NOT in jail! Wrong Fakih, she wrote. However, the tweet was quickly deleted.
A day later, he attorney, Doraid Elder, confirmed her arrest in a statement, as previously reported.
Unfortunately she was. [She is] very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now, Elder said.
Recently, Fakih announced that she signed a contracted with the WWE after competing on WWE Tough Enough last year. She said she did not take that experience lightly.
It was really hard, said Fakih, according to WrestlingInc. I probably had to fight the most, simply because everyone thought that I'm just a beauty queen.