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Heytvelt, Davis were not given field sobriety test at time of arrest

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CHENEY, Wash. - The Cheney Police Department said Monday its officers were first on the scene at the arrest of Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis.  They found the drugs, but did not conduct a field sobriety test.

A department spokesman said Monday that to do a drug test on Heytvelt and Davis would have required a trip to a local hospital for a blood and urine test.  While it is conceivable, a spokesman said, that Heytvelt could have been driving under the influence, because of the time involved in conducting a field test, officers decided instead to focus on the drug charges.

"Not being able to do it in the field is one," said Commander Rick Field with the Cheney Police Department.  "And being that the driving would be a lesser offense on the crime ranking, we focused on the felony charge, as opposed to the gross misdemeanor."

The Department said its investigators are currently working up their recommendation of charges for the Spokane County Prosecutor.  They say they are waiting for statements from Washington State Patrol and EWU campus police, who also helped in the stop.
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