Police: Driver busted in Kaysville with spice in lap

Dec 12 2011 - 2:15pm

KAYSVILLE -- With spice product apparently spilled in his lap when stopped by police for a separate offense, a Kaysville man was arrested Saturday and booked into the Davis County Jail.

David E. Owens, 30, of Kaysville, was arrested and taken into custody at 9:30 p.m., on Dec. 10, for driving under the influence, possession of spice and vehicle equipment failure, Davis County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Susan Poulsen said.

Owens was initially pulled over due to his vehicle having an equipment failure, she said.

Poulsen said she does not know if Owens had rolled the spice joint while driving his vehicle. But the sheriff's deputy did suspect "(Owens) had already rolled (a spice joint) and smoked some of it" (prior to the stop), she said.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy observed Owens having spice, a synthetic marijuana product, spilled down the front of his shirt and in his lap, she said.

Because there was a young child in the vehicle the charges against Owens were enhanced to a class A misdemeanor, Poulsen said.

The child in the vehicle was properly restrained in a car seat and was unharmed, Poulsen said. The age of the child was not available.

In addition, there was also a puppy in Owens' vehicle, upon it being stopped near 200 North, in the area of the Fresh Market grocery store in Kaysville, Poulsen said.

The mother of the child was then called to come and pick up the young child and puppy, while Owens was taken to jail, Poulsen said.

A class A misdemeanor charge includes a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a maximum fine up to $2,500.

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