Cy Waits: Will a plea deal end his Paris Hilton hangover?
Cy Waits appears to have reached a plea deal on charges stemming from his marijuana-related arrest last summer on the Las Vegas Strip -- which brings him that much closer to finally slamming the door on the Paris Hilton chapter of his life.
Attorney Richard Schonfeld told the court Monday that Waits' case "had been resolved," the Las Vegas Sun reported. Schonfeld said a "miscommunication" resulted in his client not being present at what was to have been a preliminary hearing on charges of felony driving under the influence of marijuana and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Justice of the Peace William Kephart held the matter over until Wednesday morning. "He's going to be here Wednesday," Schonfeld said outside the courtroom, according to the Sun, without sharing details regarding the a plea.
Waits was driving when he and Hilton were stopped in front of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel last Aug. 27 after officers smelled pot smoke coming from the car.
The heiress was charged with felony drug possession after an officer saw a packet of cocaine fall from her purse in the wake of the traffic stop. Hilton was hit with fines and a year of probation in September when she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of cocaine and obstructing an officer. She headed overseas on business immediately after striking the deal but was denied entry to Japan because of her newly minted drug conviction.
In June, Hilton confirmed that she and Waits had broken up -- with the confirmation coming just in time to promote their crumbling-relationship story arc on that week's episode of "The World According to Paris."
"This breakup is something I knew for a number of months needed to happen -– and we finally saw eye to eye," he told People in July. "I need to get back to focusing on my career." He also noted, "Partying is not my thing."
Waits is due in court at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Then-couple Cy Waits and Paris Hilton outside the Van Nuys Courthouse on April 27, 2011. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press.