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Paris Hilton's boyfriend has Vegas court date

In this photo released Aug. 28, 2010 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Cy Waits poses for a police booking photo in Las Vegas. Former nightclub mogul and Paris Hilton boyfriend, Waits is facing criminal charges stemming from his arrest with the celebrity socialite last August on the Las Vegas Strip. A complaint filed Thursday Jan. 20, 2011, charges 35-year-old Waits with felony being under the influence of marijuana, and misdemeanor driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

February 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Paris Hilton's boyfriend has an Aug. 22 court date to fight charges stemming from a Las Vegas traffic stop with Hilton.

Cy Waits, 35, and the celebrity socialite were stopped by police in a black Cadillac Escalade after an officer reported a "vapor trail" of marijuana smoke wafting from the vehicle in August 2010.

Waits, a former nightclub mogul, also faces misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence following his August arrest.

Hilton pleaded guilty in September to misdemeanor cocaine possession and obstruction charges. She's serving a year of probation.

Waits didn't appear Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court.

His attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told a judge that he intends to challenge the constitutionality of Waits' felony charge of being under the influence of marijuana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.