Thursday, February 7, 2008

Former Miss Nevada Katie Rees arrested

Katie Rees Booking PhotoA disgraced US beauty queen has been arrested in connection with the assault of a police officer.

Katie Rees, 23, who was stripped of her Miss Nevada crown in 2006 after racy photos of her partying were made public, was arrested in Las Vegas early on Wednesday morning [Jan 6], records show.

Blonde Katie allegedly elbowed and kicked officers who pulled her over on a traffic violation, Las Vegas Metropolitan police said.

She had been pulled over for speeding. An arrest photo shows her looking disheveled and confused.

She was last night (wed) being held at Clark County Detention Center in the Nevada city.

According to the facility's website, Rees was booked on charges of driving with no proof of insurance, driving with suspended license plates, speeding and resisting a police officer.

A local television station said that she chipped her tooth on the window of her car during the arrest.

In December 2006, Rees lost her crown and her chance to compete for the Miss USA title when photos of her in various stages of undress emerged.

They showed her exposing her breast, her underwear and kissing other women.

She claimed she did not remember the pictures being taken. "We were just out being goofy girls and celebrating," Rees said of the photos in January 2007.

"We had a few drinks, which I don't condone, but we were just having a good time."

She said in a statement then: "I am so sorry this happened.

"So many of us don't realize how our actions, even one night of poor judgment, can affect the rest of our lives."

By Gavin Wilson, Feb 07 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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