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Paris Hilton's boyfriend failed sobriety test on night she was arrested in cocaine case

September 1, 2010 | 11:07 am

A new police report released Wednesday said that Paris Hilton's boyfriend failed field sobriety tests Friday night in Las Vegas when she was arrested for alleged cocaine possession.

Hilton was arrested Saturday with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub operator Cy Waits, who was driving the black SUV stopped by police at 11:22 p.m. Friday after they smelled marijuana.

A police lieutenant found 0.8 grams of cocaine in a purse Hilton was carrying, officials said. Based on the police report, she is expected to be charged with felony drug possession by Clark County prosecutors.

Hilton denied that the purse was hers but said other items inside, including asthma medication, credit cards and $1,300 in cash, were hers, officials said.

Hilton and Waits were stopped near the Wynn Hotel, where a crowd gathered as officers prepared to search the Cadillac Escalade for narcotics, according to the police report. Hilton told the officers she needed to use the bathroom and was escorted into the hotel, the report said.

Lt. Dennis Flynn of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Hilton carried the purse into the hotel, and that he had her place it on a table in a security room. As they waited for a female officer to arrive to help with the search, Hilton asked for her purse to get lip balm.

"As she began to open it, I saw a small [bundle] of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand," Flynn wrote. "I then immediately took the purse and dropped the [bundle] back on the top," waiting for another officer to witness the recovery.

The lieutenant asked "Hilton whose cocaine it was, and she said she had not seen it" and thought it was gum, he wrote in the report.

Hilton told him she borrowed the purse, but the cash, asthma medication, credit cards and Zig-Zag wrappers inside were hers, Flynn said.

The new police report released Wednesday also said that officers found a "roach" marijuana device in the SUV, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

-- Richard Winton